How WRITE NOW! began

Write Now! was established in 2015 and has produced three anthologies.




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.  


Until the library reopens we will meet on Zoom.  

Info at

More about our anthologies here.



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

© 2020 by Shizue Seigel. with support from the San Francisco Arts Commission.

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