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Creative Writing in the East Bay & Beyond

Diablo Writers’ Workshop brings adult writers of all ages and experience together to inspire and guide them to discover and tell their stories. Through our small classes and supportive workshops, we build community and provide room for independent expression and individual attention.

Classes & More

Summer & Fall 2020


Janine currently teaches an all-genre Advanced Writing Workshop, which is full. She is available as a consultant and offers a variety of plans including feedback on shorter works and editing book manuscripts.   

Janine deBoisblanc

Year Round



Janine and Andrea are available to work with you individually to help you meet your writing goals.


We host readings and freewrites and keep you posted on how stay connected with the writing life.

Starting in September with Andrea

The Human Nature

of Writing

Tuesdays, 9:30 am

All Genres


In this craft class and workshop, stories about human nature, the characteristics, traits, and emotions we all have and share will lead us forward and inform our craft…

The Selfie

Wednesdays, 10:30 am

Memoir & Personal Essay


Memoir and personal essay are the original selfies! In this craft class and workshop...

Andrea A. Firth

What Our Students Say

Diablo Writers' Workshop has allowed me to connect with a friendly and nurturing community of writers. I'm grateful for the great instruction, the feedback, and the friendships that have helped me further my goals as a writer.


Yolanda J

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Lafayette, CA 94549

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