How WRITE NOW! began

Shizue Seigel usually found herself the only writer of color in creative writing classes and workshops, so when she received a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artist Commission in 2015 to work on her memoir, she began offering Write Now! workshops in the Western Addition’s rapidly gentrifying Fillmore and Japantown neighborhoods.​Six sessions at the San Francisco African American Historical & Cultural Society and the National Japanese American Historical Society grew into on-going monthly workshops that have reached over 50 beginning and experienced writers from 12 to 80.


On-going FREE workshops continue monthly at the San Francisco Main Library, every 3rd Saturday, noon-3pm

in the Paley Room, 3rd Floor.     

More about our anthologies here.



WRITE NOW! Writers of Color • • shiz1 (at) mindspring (dot) com

© 2018 by Shizue Seigel. with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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