provides a safe, creative environment where writers of all experiences,
ages, and backgrounds can write
freely and deeply.
addition to writing workshops for the general public, we offer
opportunities for the development of creativity and self-expression to
people in the community who are least likely to join a writing workshop
or have support for personal artistic expression. Further, we use
creative writing workshops to bring together people who might never
otherwise cross paths. While we work with all ages, we know that there
is something especially important to learn through writing with young
What do Green Windows writers say about
Monthly Uniquely Yours
monthly creative writing workshops are for writers of all levels,
experiences and genres. It is perfect for the just-beginning writer as
well as practiced writers who need a new spark, want to take new risks,
or seek community. Young adults 16 years old and older are especially
encouraged to come.
- 10 p.m. on the fourth
Sunday of each month:
- March 26, 2017
- April 23, 2017
- May 28, 2017
Disco Room (!)
4799 Shattuck Ave
The Omni is a grassroots, 100%-volunteer run
community space. We are excited about working with a collective
again. (We had this workshop at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective more
than 70 times!)The Disco Room is really fun, too!
$1 - $25, sliding scale. Additional donations welcome.
a part of a supportive community where writers help each other
develop their unique, authentic voices, progress on their projects, and
take new risks. This
group is wonderful for writers of every level: those just
beginning as well as seasoned writers who need a new spark. Writing in
any genre will flourish.
$375 is the base fee, for nine
weeks, but not everyone will pay the base fee. Discounts will be given to provide a
diverse group of writers.
February 9 - March 23, 2017 (seven weeks)
This workshop is closed
Then five to ten-week sessions throughout the year:
All dates and fees are subject to change.
April - June 2017 (eight to ten weeks)
July - August 2017 (five weeks)
September - November 2017 (eight to ten weeks)
Please sign up for our email newsetter
to get updates about dates, times and locations.
are possible to those who have
participated in a monthly Green Windows workshop. Write
to Green Windows about what you can pay, even if it's not much at
all. We have had some generous
donations, so don't let money stop you! We want a diverse group of writers,
not just those who can pay.
But pay as much as you can. If we do not meet a minimum total through
fees and donations, we will cancel the
workshop. At least a few people must pay the full amount to avoid
You will be
expected to pay for and attend all seven weeks, however much you are paying.
Can't attend but can help by giving a tax-deductible donation?
Here's how. Please specify that
it's for the weekly workshops.
to sign up or ask questions.
Please let us know if you are
interested in one-day writing retreats or know community organizations
who might be interested in our workshops.
- weekly at Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center for the Oakland Public Library as part of
the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program, spring 2014,
2015 and 2016 and winter 2017.
with The Fourth World Movement at the Highlander Center TN for their
annual meeting in November 2015,
in Gallup, NM October 2014, at
their national planning session in May
2014, in New York City
January and December 2009, and
in Landover, Maryland June 2008.
- weekly at Alameda
County Juvenile Justice Center,
maximum security unit, winter
and summer 2015
workshops at Rock Paper Scissors, spring 2015
at Oakland Public Library as part of
the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate program, January 2014.
at Chestnut Linden Court Apartments in West Oakland, in partnership with the John Stewart Company, ten-week sessions, summers 2010 and 2011 and 4 ten-week sessions throughout 2012.
at Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center, in collaboration
with teaching-artist Hershell West for Alameda County Arts Commission 's
Minerva Project, 5 days, summer 2010
are a Member of Intersection for the Arts. Intersection provides
resources, community and cultural space in order to contribute to the
sustainable practices of artists and arts organizations the San
Francisco Bay Area. Visit www.theintersection.org.