Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned.

Jorge Luis Borges

The San Francisco Writers Workshop provides a forum for writers in any genre to share their work-in-progress and receive constructive critiques from other writers. The workshop was founded in 1946 and met for many years at the San Francisco Public Library. Starting on July 12, 2022, SOUR CHERRY COMICS (3187 16th St) is generously donating space to the workshop for its weekly meetings. Currently moderated by James Warner, Kurt Wallace Martin, Judy Viertel, and Olga Zilberbourg, the Workshop meets every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Please arrive a little before 7.

Attendance is free and open to all interested writers.

Due to coronavirus concerns, we are currently holding our meetings on Zoom. Please contact bowlga [at] gmail [dot] com for more info.

Update from June 2022: Starting on July 12, 2022 we will be meeting in person at SOUR CHERRY COMICS (3187 16th St). If you’re interested in a Zoom-based workshop, email to inquire.


– 6 double-spaced pages max
– don’t bring the same work twice (even after editing).
– bringing copies to share helps participants to follow along and provide insightful critique
– you can’t talk back when you’re being critiqued

To contact SFWW, email: bowlga [at] gmail [dot] com