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About Christopher P. DeLorenzo

My background is in fiction and memoir. I studied the history of writing workshops and conducted my first workshop as an undergraduate at Hampshire College, in Amherst, Massachusetts (1992). After I returned to the Bay Area, I graduated from the University of San Francisco (USF) with a MA in Writing (1998). At USF, I wrote a fictionalized memoir for my major project (Certain Sacred Places).

While I was enrolled in the MA program at USF, I continued to study the Amherst Writers and Artists method, created by Pat Schneider . Later, I completed the intensive training program in the AWA method.

I have been leading my own San Francisco workshops since 2001.

I am an adjunct faculty member at USF, where I teach essay writing and spend a lot of time helping students build confidence and agency as writers. I have also taught creative writing classes (short story, memoir and editorial) at the Academy of Art and Skyline College, and at the Writing Salon in San Francisco and Berkeley.

In addition to teaching, I have been published in several on-line publications, was a regular contributor to the on-line magazine for Match.com, and continue to publish poetry in literary magazines. I am also currently revising a memoir cookbook, and a new novel, Not a Love Story.

If you'd like to read some of my writing, and to try out some of my prompts, please check out my blog.

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