City Stories Workshop

San Francisco Creative Writing Institute
Wednesdays, November 10 & 17 and December 1 & 8 at CounterPulse with a Virtual Reading on December 15, 12pm-2pm PDT
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The City is made up of stories. We each have a unique voice that sets us apart. Stories link us to where we come from, and help dream up where we’re going. Creative Writing can open up the space for you to tell what’s in your heart. In this unique drop-in workshop, come explore storytelling and poetry in a fun and accessible way.  Create and develop your own unique voice and style through specific writing exercises and prompts. We’ll write in class and share our work aloud. This is a safe space for all community members, so join us and express your feelings, turning them into art. Let your voice be heard.

The final reading of this series will be held virtually on Wednesday December 15th at 12 PM Pacific Time

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Our goal in facilitating these workshops is to bring already existing stories to the forefront and to empower individuals in the community by giving them a space to speak and write down their truth, preserving the diverse heritage of San Francisco.

About the Instructor:

Alexandra Kostoulas is a poet, fiction writer and essayist based in San Francisco. She founded and runs the San Francisco Creative Writing Institute—an independent place of learning dedicated to teaching people how to find their voices and tell their stories in all types of creative writing. She has over a decade of experience teaching English and ESL at local colleges and universities. Learn more at

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November 10, 2021
December 15, 2021