About The Writing Garden

The Writing Garden–
Where creativity blooms & grows

Newly launched in San Francisco, The Writing Garden offers a variety of creative writing workshops for youth and adults, including:

Summer Workshops for Young Writers:
8-12 years old
13 years & up

And for Adults:
Writing Children’s Books & Young Adult Literature

Finding Your Voice

Navigating the World of Children’s Book Publishing

Creative director, Lynn Hazen, founded The Writing Garden, “to share my passion for reading, writing, and the transformative power of story. I encourage each writer to explore and develop his or her own voice, make connections with fellow writers, and begin to build a creative tribe.”

Lynn holds an M.F.A. in Writing for Children & Young Adults and an M.A. in Education. She teaches writing at Stanford Continuing Studies, and has led workshops at the Big Sur Writing Conference, the San Francisco Writer’s Conference, and Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators conferences and events.

Her books, published by Henry Holt, Bloomsbury and Random House include the young adult novel, Shifty (a VOYA Top Shelf Fiction choice and Smithsonian notable), a picture book, two chapter books, and the middle grade novel, Mermaid Mary Margaret, which was hailed “a winner” by Kirkus Reviews.

Classes at The Writing Garden are open to aspiring as well as experienced writers.
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“The world of writing for children is an amazing, creative outlet,” Lynn says. “It’s challenging at times, but fun and immensely satisfying. I look forward to meeting you at The Writing Garden soon.”