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Activities
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm
Finding a Beta Reader That's Not Your Mom
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
Illustration of Walt Whitman
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm
Members $25, Public $50 - $75
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/digital-leaders-awards-2019-tickets-58387808507
Activities
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
walt whitman
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 6:00pm
 
Featuring readings, music, performance and song at DADA Bar
Members Free, Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/happy-birthday-walt-whitman-a-bicentennial-celebration-tickets-62003620498
Activities
Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm
Author Jennifer Dumpert in Conversation with Writer Erik Davis
Members FREE, Friends of Urban Dreamscape FREE, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/liminal-dreaming-exploring-consciousness-at-the-edges-of-sleep-registration-63453647568
Activities
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
photo of paul drexler
Activities, Club Events
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 12:00pm
with Paul Drexler
Members & Public Free
Activities
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of a bookshelves
Activities
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:00pm
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of a bookshelves
Activities
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, June 21, 2019 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch

Finding a Beta Reader That's Not Your Mom

Are you looking for strategies on how to find a beta reader for your piece of writing? Come listen to this exciting panel of authors who can provide tips and tricks to help you widen your circle of readers.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Knit Happens

Last Tuesdays of the Month

Are you a crafty member of the Mechanics’ Institute? Knit happens, but we’d love to see your crochet too! Bring a project and get to know your fellow Mechanics’ Institute members and staff.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Whitman Reading Group

As a part of our week of festivities to commemorate Walt Whitman's 200th birthday, Mechanics' is holding a reading group to discuss contemporary criticism of one of America’s favorite bards. This one-time discussion will dovetail with the week of San Francisco Pride.

Members only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Community Tech Network's Digital Leaders Awards Ceremony

Each year Community Tech Network honors champions of digital inclusion, recognizing incredible people who are doing amazing work to bridge the technology divide and raise levels of digital literacy within our City’s underserved communities.

Members $25
Public $50 - $75

Activities
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 6:00pm

Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! A Bicentennial Celebration

Featuring readings, music, performance and song at DADA Bar

Happy Birthday Walt Whitman! A Bicentennial Celebration featuring readings, music, performance and song at DADA Bar.

Members Free
Public Free

Activities
Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 6:30pm

Liminal Dreaming: Exploring Consciousness at the Edges of Sleep

Author Jennifer Dumpert in Conversation with Writer Erik Davis

Dream expert Jennifer Dumpert discusses the potent time between wakefulness and sleep.

Members FREE
Friends of Urban Dreamscape FREE
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 12:00pm

Masters of Escape: True Tales from Paul Drexler's San Francisco Notorious: True Tales of Crime, Passion, and Murder

with Paul Drexler

Masters of escape are the rock stars of criminals; the smartest, most creative and daring convicts...

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, July 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 01, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

Independent Publishers Working Group

If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, August 23, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, August 29, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, September 27, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, October 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 07, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 4:00pm

Independent Publishers Working Group

If you're working on a book project and you're curious about independent publishing, or publishing in general, you're welcome to attend.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Stay Creative, Corporate Writer!

LD Kirshenbaum wants you to spend one lunch hour a month to maintaining your muse along with your career in copywriting or corporate communications. This lightning workshop packs in a useful discussion as well as writing time. Bring your lunch and preferred writing utensils.

Members and Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Teacherless Writing

A member-led writing group

Using the guidelines described in Writing Without Teachers, join this member-led "come as you are" writing group.

Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.