“Like all writers, he measured the achievements of others by what they had accomplished, asking of them that they measure him by what he envisaged or planned”

Jorge Luis Borges

The San Francisco Writers Workshop provides a forum for writers in any genre to share their work-in-progress and receive constructive critiques from other writers. The workshop was founded in 1946 and met for many years at the San Francisco Public Library. Since 1997, the Meridian Gallery has generously given space to the workshop for its weekly meetings. Currently moderated by Tamim Ansary, the Workshop meets every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. (arrive a little before 7).

Attendance is free 
and open to all interested writers.


- 6 double-spaced pages max
- don’t bring the same work twice (even after editing)
- bringing copies for others to follow along helps, but not required
- you can’t talk back when you’re being critiqued

Alley Cat Books,
3036 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
between Treat and Harrison, north side of the street