Episode 185- “We’re Creatively Institutionalised!”

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Guest: Alexandra Kostoulas


SF Creative Writing Institute




How do you start such a cool thing?

What is your background?

What are your books?

San Francisco Creative Writing Institute. We are a consortium of teachers and classes who have been hand curated to provide excellent instruction in storytelling, poetry, fiction, memoir, blogging, and more. 

All of our instructors are vetted, have taught at the college or graduate level, have a Master’s degree or MFA in their field of study and/or equivalent professional expertise. In addition to being published writers, and working editors, we are down-to-earth, approachable and have mad teaching skills so we can reach you where you are at and help you get where you want to go.

We will level with you. We will tell you if you are going in the right direction, and when you’ve veered a bit, show you how to get back on the path. We will guide you step by step with specific techniques and tools.

In our classes, you will become unblocked, you will find your voice. You will find your plot. You will deepen your craft in poetry and prose. You’ll learn from your instructor and from each other.

And most important of all, you will not be alone. In taking our classes, you will plug into an existing vibrant community of people from all walks of life.  You will find an audience and a community.

Tortured sentences:

Arriving to fair decisions can be something that is very complicated. The complexity of

this task is elevated when there are existing biases on that are factored into this problem


On your regular Sunday stroll, you come across a pair of lovely high heeled shoes, abandoned in the park. What is the story here?

Word of the week:


with Anu Garg



adverb, preposition: From side to side of; across; against.


From a- (on, into, toward) + thwart, from Old Norse thvert, neuter of thverr (transverse). Earliest documented use: 1470.

Shout Outs:

Cat In The Hat poem. Thanks to Julianne B for the photo.

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