Classes and more

currently all conducted on Zoom

with Andrea Firth

The Salon

Where writers meet, share, and get inspired

Tuesdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

June 22 - July 27

All genres and levels welcome, $25/salon

Register by June 1 for the Early Bird Rate: $20/salon


Andrea will host 6 evening salons where you are invited to share your work and receive supportive feedback. It's not a class or a workshop. The Salon is a way to keep writing (accountability and deadlines are always good motivators :-) and get/stay connected with the DWW writing community. And it's flexible!  


Here's how it works:

  • Max 6 writers, start with a brief check in 

  • Each writer will share up to 3 pages (750 words max) read aloud and shown on screen

  • Andrea and peers will provide supportive feedback and address the writer's Qs (15 min/writer)

  • At the close, Andrea will provide an inspiring prompt and you will set a new writing goal 

  • Sign up for 1, 2, 3 or all 6 salons--you choose what fits your schedule--FLEXIBLE

Because we keep the Salons small and the summer timeframe is compressed, we did not offer refunds--unless we have a wait list and are able to backfill the space.

   with Janine deBoisblanc

Writing Life: fact & fiction

Wednesdays, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PST

July 14 -August 4

4 weeks/$225 

Register by June 15 for the Early Bird Rate: $200


Whether you're writing nonfiction or fiction, you will always draw on your life while creating compelling stories. You can't escape it! Janine will lead this Writing From Life Experience Workshop, which is ideal for writers of all genres (memoir, essay, short stories & novels). You  will explore the intersection of truth and imagination and learn what that means to you as a storyteller. We will read published works across all genres and get writing with prompts inspired by craft elements. With ample feedback from your peers and Janine, you will generate vibrant work and leave class with new drafts and inspiration to keep writing fact, fiction, or something in between. 

       with Andrea Firth

How to Get Published in Literary Journals (and more)

Thursday, July 15, 5:00 - 6:15 PST, $25

Register by June 15 for the Early Bird Rate: $20

This one-hour intensive, led by Andrea, will give you the  A to Z of the literary journal publication process plus the motivation and encouragement to get you started.

Here's what will be covered:

  • Why submit and how to set realistic goals

  • Determine if your writing is ready and learn how to get it there

  • Identify the right journals and other outlets for your work

  • Guidelines, cover letters, and tracking it all

  • What happens once you hit "Submit"

  • What about rejection? (It's ok, in fact it's a good thing)

  • Recording, resources, and participant Q&A  

No refunds. All participants will receive a recording of the class and a copy (pdf file) of the slides.

   with Janine deBoisblanc

Advanced Writers' Workshop

Sundays, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm PST

July 18 -August 22

6 weeks/$325

Register by June 15 for the Early Bird Rate: $300


Starting a novel? In the middle of a memoir? Polishing up an essay collection? Janine's Sunday workshop is for writers with a focus. Produce pages and share/receive feedback from your workshop-savvy peers. To keep your focus fresh, you will generate short new works and together we'll tackle elements of craft. Ideal for writers with experience and open to all genres (essay, memoir, novel, short story).