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Our vibrant programming is the gateway through which members gain empowering information, share experiences, and develop a deep sense of belonging to the community. At a time when older adults may find their social networks shrinking, San Francisco Village programs offer opportunities to expand. Programs are continually evolving, reflecting the interests and requests of our dynamic membership, and generally fall into one of six categories: Healthy Aging, Express Yourself, Member-Led, Connections Across Generations, Navigating Today’s World, and Exploring San Francisco.

On average, San Francisco Village hosts 30 program events per month. Take a look at our calendar and get involved!

Writing Workshop with Elaine Elinson (6-week series)
This event takes place on the following dates
6/13/2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
6/27/2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
7/18/2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
7/25/2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
8/8/2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
8/22/2018 from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

Have you always wanted to write your memoir but didn’t know where to start?
Have you got some poems tucked away in a drawer?
Do you have an idea for a gripping novel?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, we invite you to the San Francisco Village Writing Workshop. All levels welcome, but space is limited; please register in advance.

This workshop will be led by writer and journalist Elaine Elinson, author of the award-winning Wherever There’s a Fight and former editor of the ACLU News. Elinson, who holds an MFA in Creative Writing, has led this popular workshop at San Francisco Village for three years.  

We will try different writing styles – from memoir to poetry to essays and fiction. We will explore the work of poets and authors – and try to figure out how they transfer their experiences, thoughts and feelings to the written page.  And we will, to paraphrase poet Robert Frost, learn how to “surprise our readers, and ourselves, with our words.”

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