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Activities
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Toastmasters International logo
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm
Moderated by Emy Tseng, BroadbandUSA, (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce
MI Members Free, Broadband USA-NTIA Free, Community Tech Network Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-and-the-city-digital-equity-in-san-francisco-what-is-it-why-is-it-important-tickets-58400587730
Activities, Club Events
Friday, April 26, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 - 6:30pm
Moderated by Ted Weinstein
FREE to All
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rising-writers-series-namwali-serpell-the-old-drift-and-lydia-kiesling-the-golden-state-tickets-59555896289
Activities
Thursday, May 02, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, May 07, 2019 - 3:00pm
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, May 09, 2019 - 6:30pm
MI Members Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/biased-uncovering-the-hidden-prejudice-that-shapes-what-we-see-think-and-do-with-author-jennifer-l-tickets-59556331591
book cover
Activities, Club Events
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members & Public Free
Photograph of the staircase
Activities, Club Events
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:30pm
Cosponsored by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States/San Francisco
MI Members Free, Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US Free, Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/diderot-and-the-art-of-thinking-freely-author-andrew-s-curran-in-conversation-with-professor-mark-registration-59918051505
Activities
Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Photograph of a typewriter
Activities, Club Events
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 12:00pm
To Blog or Not
Members & Public Free
Fault Lines logo
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-is-for-anthology-the-creators-of-fault-lines-talk-about-writing-and-publishing-short-stories-registration-58682569144
Activities
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 5:30pm
 
Members & Guests Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spring-members-meeting-registration-60536933598
Activities, Club Events
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
Members and Public Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
Activities
Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
photo of golden poppies
Activities, Club Events
Friday, May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm
Better than Caffeine: Healthy Habits for High Energy Writing
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/productivity-hacks-for-authors-better-than-caffeine-healthy-habits-for-high-energy-writing-registration-58813410494
Stock image of a person jumping for joy
Activities, Club Events
Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 10:30am
Members & Public Free
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/heres-to-your-career-change-resume-makeover-clinic-for-career-transitioning-registration-58612787425
Activities
Thursday, June 06, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
white woman with book cover on chinese slavery
Activities, Club Events
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 6:30pm
Members FREE, Public $15, Cameron House and co-sponsors FREE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-white-devils-daughters-the-women-who-fought-slavery-in-san-franciscos-chinatown-with-author-registration-60213275528
Activities
Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 3:00pm
 
Music, Readings, and Cuisine!
Members & Public $15
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-bloomsday-celebration-registration-60535770118
Activities
Thursday, June 20, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
Activities, Club Events
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 5:30pm
Last Tuesdays of the Month
Members Only; Free
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
Activities
Thursday, July 04, 2019 - 11:00am
A member-led writing group
Mechanics' Institute Members Only; Free
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
Thursday, April 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
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Crownmasters Toastmasters Club Open House

Learn what it takes to become a better speaker and a better leader.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 6:30pm

Tech and the City: Digital Equity in San Francisco: What is it? Why is it Important?

Moderated by Emy Tseng, BroadbandUSA, (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce

SF City Hall experts Alex Banh, Digital Equity Manager and Brian Roberts, Policy Advisor discuss digital equity, infrastructure and inclusion. 

MI Members Free
Broadband USA-NTIA Free
Community Tech Network Free
Public $15

Activities
Friday, April 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
Tuesday, April 30, 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, May 01, 2019 - 6:30pm

Rising Writers Series: Namwali Serpell, The Old Drift and Lydia Kiesling, The Golden State

Moderated by Ted Weinstein

Bay Area authors discuss their debut novels, one about self-determination in a colonial settlement in Zambia, the other in a small town in the high desert of California.

FREE to All

Activities
Thursday, May 02, 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, May 07, 2019 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Speculative Fiction Writers Group

Are you a writer of Science Fiction, Classical Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Horror, Alternate History, or similar genre? Come to this meeting to help start up a new writing critique group of approximately six participants.

Members Only; Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Thursday, May 09, 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, May 09, 2019 - 6:30pm

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice that Shapes What we See, Think and Do with author Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD

MacArthur award winning author Jennifer L. Eberhardt PhD discusses her timely book about racial disparities and her important research on human behavior.

MI Members Free
Public $15

Activities
Friday, May 10, 2019 - 12:00pm

The Tenderloin District of San Francisco Through Time with Peter Field

Join historian Peter Field for a brief history of the Tenderloin district's beginnings.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:00pm

Night Tour of the Mechanics' Institute

If you are a new, long-time, or prospective member the Tour of the Institute will orient you to our building, include an overview of our history and mission, and outline our current services and the benefits of membership.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 6:30pm

Diderot and the Art of Thinking Freely, Author Andrew S. Curran in conversation with Professor Mark Calkins

Cosponsored by Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States/San Francisco

Author Andrew S. Curran discusses the brilliant and controversial 18th century French philosopher Diderot with Professor Mark Calkins.

MI Members Free
Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the US Free
Public $15

Activities
Thursday, May 16, 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, May 17, 2019 - 12:00pm

Writers Lunch

To Blog or Not

Join the MI writing community for a stimulating panel with three authors who will share the pros and cons of blogging. Please welcome novelist Ana Manwaring, Wordpress expert Linda Lee, and non-fiction writer John Lumea of the Emperors' Bridge Campaign.

Members & Public Free
More information
No registration required.

Activities
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 6:00pm

A Is for Anthology: The Creators of Fault Lines Talk About Writing and Publishing Short Stories

The Sisters in Crime NorCal chapter is proud to announce its first anthology in its 25-year history. Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at how the book was created. 

Members & Public Free

Activities
Thursday, May 23, 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, May 23, 2019 - 5:30pm

Biannual Members' Meeting

Join us for this bi-annual community gathering to meet fellow members, staff and trustees.

 

Members & Guests Free

Activities
Friday, May 24, 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
Tuesday, May 28, 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
Thursday, May 30, 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, May 31, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Productivity Hacks for Authors

Better than Caffeine: Healthy Habits for High Energy Writing

Join the Women's National Book Association (SF Chapter) and learn how to manage your energy for maximum productivity with tools and tricks from author/yoga teachers and holistic lifestyle experts.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Saturday, June 01, 2019 - 10:30am

Here’s to Your Career Change! Resume Makeover Clinic for Career Transitioning

Will you be looking for a new job in the new year? Join a group of career changers in an immersive resume makeover clinic with fellow job seekers. We will focus on creative techniques that can power you ahead as you transition to a new job function or industry. In your future job search you will be competing with applicants who have been there, done that, and have won awards doing it. Your successful career transition will require you to do more, and do things differently.

Members & Public Free

Activities
Thursday, June 06, 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, June 12, 2019 - 6:30pm

The White Devils’ Daughters: The Women Who Fought Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown with author Julia Flynn Siler in conversation with Doreen Der-Mcleod

Author Julia Flynn Siler discusses the history of Chinatown’s Cameron house with Doreen Der-McLeod, former Executive Director of Donaldina Cameron House.

Members FREE
Public $15
Cameron House and co-sponsors FREE

Activities
Thursday, June 13, 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
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 3:00pm

Annual Bloomsday Celebration

Music, Readings, and Cuisine!

Eat, Read, Drink and Walk on the Wild Side of Dublin with readings from James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Members & Public $15

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
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
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
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
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.