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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

Starting in January, 2021 with


Starting Jan 13, 2021

Writing from Life Experience

Winter Workshop

A virtual class held on Zoom

Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm 


This class will inspire you to develop and share your stories in fiction, nonfiction, or poetry.  We'll examine the elements of craft, become highly productive writers, and have fun along the way...

Janine deBoisblanc

Year Round


The Free Write is Back!

Join us on Wednesdays at noon for a free, free write

1. Meet with us on Zoom.

2. We provide a prompt.

3. You write for 30 minutes.

4. Share with the group and get supportive feedback.

5. It's free.


Achieve your writing goals!

Work one on one with Janine  or Andrea to get your work reviewed  and receive detailed written and oral feedback ...

Fall/Winter 2020 with


  Classes to start in February, 2021.

Schedule to follow soon. 


The Human Nature of Writing

Tuesdays, 9:30 am (9/15-11/10)

All genres


The Selfie

Wednesdays, 10:30 am (9/16-11/11

Memoir & Personal Essay


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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