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San Francisco, CA 94102

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City Stories Workshop 
SF Creative Writing Institute & SAFEhouse Arts 

City Stories Workshop: Pens & Pizza * January 14, 2017 

Please join us for our monthly free writing workshop | Sundays at SAFEhouse 6pm| Instructor: Daphne Gottlieb. Pens and Pizza will be provided | Session 1: Dates: Nov. 20, Dec. 11, Jan. 14.

Course Description:

Words can give us a home when we need more of one. Words let us build a home, shape us, and let us know our own histories. Our words can be a map to help us find ourselves, a rope to pull us back from the edge of the world.

Join us for three sessions of writing about who we are, where we’ve been, and who we could be. We’ll be writing poems, stories, letters, autobiography or anything we want as we follow each other in a trail of ink.

And then eat pizza.

Who Should Take This Workshop:

This workshop is for people. This workshop is for people with housing and/or food insecurity; people who have or are living in supportive housing, shelters, navigation centers, or outside; people with limited and fixed incomes; and anyone who needs to tell their story. In other words, please come if you feel broke or broken. Advanced sign-up is good. Drop-in is fine. Notebooks and pens will be provided. People who attend all three workshops will receive a certificate of completion and a surprise. Sign up. Come to one class or all three. 

Class Dates:

 November 20, 2016 6pm

December 11, 2016 6pm

January 14, 2017 6pm

Tuition: Free [Please sign up below. You can come to one class or stay or all three.]

 About the Instructor:

 Daphne Gottlieb stitches together the ivory tower and the gutter just using her      tongue. She is the award-winning author of ten books. Previous works  include Dear Dawn: Aileen Wuornos in her Own Words, a collection of letters  from Death Row to her childhood best friend and 15 Ways to Stay Alive, a  collection of poems.


This class is a part of CENTRAL MARKET NOW, a collaboration between SAFEhouse Arts & SF Creative Writing Institute. It is made possible by the generous support of the California Arts Council Local Impact Grant