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. Since August 2022, the weekly meetings are held at Noisebridge hackerspace (272 Capp Street). Drop-ins welcome! Currently moderated by Judy Viertel, Kurt Wallace Martin, Monya Baker, and Olga Zilberbourg, the Workshop meets every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Drop-ins welcome! Please arrive a little before 7.

Attendance is free and open to all interested writers.

Update: In 2023, we’re continuing to meet in person at Noisebridge hackerspace (272 Capp Street). If you’re interested in a Zoom-based workshop, check in with The Wednesday Edition.


– 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