Alexandra Kostoulas, Instructor

We want to connect with the world. We want to share the life that is inside us. We want to write poetry and prose that speaks the truth and moves the reader. But where do we start?

There’s a voice within all of us wanting to find its place in the world. The concepts and techniques in the Jack Grapes METHOD WRITING Program will lead you step by step, show you how to create compelling moments and scenes, how to move your reader with writing that jumps off the page and grabs them by the heart.

In this workshop, we will focus on stripping away the artifice of writing, the baggage that keeps us from the most essential building block of any writing: the Deep Voice. We’ll turn journal entries into poems and stories, and by the end of the class, you’ll produce a “chapbook” of your work, turning process into product. This class focuses on weekly journal writing using the techniques and concepts of Method Writing. Suitable for both poets and prose writers, beginners and advanced, this class will help you find your deep voice and use it to create clear and compelling written work.

As someone who studied with Jack Grapes for many years, I am especially qualified to guide the student through these unique and powerful concepts that will make your writing voice authentic and your scenes and images compelling. We’ll be using Grapes’ textbook, METHOD WRITING: THE FIRST FOUR CONCEPTS. Continuing students can begin Level 2: The Four Voices and beyond.

Classes are offered in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and New York. San Francisco classes run three times per year.  Check out our schedule below for classes starting in Winter 2015.

Upcoming Classes Fall 2016

Jack Grapes Method Writing Program

Section #1: 
Thursdays  *  8 sessions

Sept 22-Nov 17, 2016 * 6:00-9:00pm

(*skipping Sept 29)

WeWork Golden Gate * 25 Taylor St. *San Francisco*

Cost: $425

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Section #2

Tuesdays * 8 Sessions

Sept 27-Nov 22, 2016* 6:00-9:00pm

(*skipping Oct 4)

WeWork Golden Gate * 25 Taylor St. *San Francisco*

Cost: $425

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  • For a COMPLETE list of our upcoming classes visit the SF Creative Writing Institute here.

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