Andrea A. Firth is a writer, editor, and educator based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is cofounder of Diablo Writers’ Workshop where she teaches creative writing, provides editorial consulting, and supports a vibrant writing community. Andrea received her MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing from Saint Mary’s College of California where she also teaches design thinking and life design. Her focus is personal essay, and in 2021 she was a finalist for the Missouri Review's Perkoff Prize. She was a longtime contributor to Oakland Magazine and has published hundreds of articles in news outlets and magazines. Inspired by a handful of old family photos, Andrea is working on a collection of essays, which explore what's real, what's imagined and what lies in between. Examples of her recently published work are listed with links below.
Inspiration. Motivation. Accountability.
Tuesdays, 8:45 am -10:00 am PST
June 28 - July 26
FREE. On Zoom.
I'm taking some time off from teaching this summer. Why? I need to dedicate more time to writing, but I sure would like some company. Don't we all need a nudge to get us to the page sometimes? Join me on Tuesday mornings (PST) this summer and spend an hour writing in community. After a brief check in, we'll get down to writing (audio muted, camera on or off). Generate new work or Revise a work-in- progress. I'll provide a prompt each week for those looking for a start, but this time and space is for you to write about whatever you choose. Sixty minutes later, I'll "ring the bell," we'll do a quick check back, and off you go. No need to register in advance. Come when you can. Same Zoom link each week
Selected Essays and Journalism
Fear of Infinity
Please See Me, April 22, 2022
Craft and the Writing Life
How the Literary Journal Landscape Is and Isn't Changing
Jane Friedman's Blog, April 26, 2022
You Always Remember Your First
Brevity Nonfiction Blog, April, 2022
Seven Drafts, an Interview with Allison K Williams
Catapult, December 1, 2021