San Francisco Writers' Grotto

The Writers Grotto is a community of working writers and narrative artists who connect in physical and virtual space, pooling our talents to support each other, mentor and teach others, and engage the wider world. The Grotto fosters a literary culture that is generous in spirit and deeply inclusive, elevating writers of all backgrounds. The Writers Grotto expands the audience for meaningful storytelling—from poetry to journalism—and amplifies seldom-heard voices. Our support for daring work emboldens and inspires those within our community and beyond. Grotto classes are taught by working professional writers who have been published in the subject they teach. We emphasize giving you the tools you’ll need to take your own leap from dreams to action. We are teaching all our classes either online or with Zoom for the foreseeable future. Check out our class listings, which will let you know which mode that class will use.