The Grotto

The San Francisco Writer’s Grotto is a community of writers — poets, screenwriters, novelists, journalists — sharing office space and our writing lives.

The work that emerges is grabbing headlines, movie and TV deals and literary prizes. Natalie Brazille’s novel Queen Sugar is a new TV series from Oprah and filmmaker Ava DuVernay. Grottoite T.J. Stiles just won the Pulitzer for his biography Custer. The New York Times Magazine poetry column is curated by Grot Matthew Zappruder; Craftsmanship Magazine is new from Todd Oppenheimer. And every girl’s shelf should have a copy of Caroline Paul’s The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure.

We teach classes, put on events, host speakers, and do whatever we can to foster the Bay Area’s  creative community. To support emerging writers, we have a fellows program. We have also written books:  642 Things to Write About, 712 More Things to Write About, 642 Tiny Things to Write About, 642 Things About You (That I Love), 642 Stories to Write.