I am thrilled to have found an ideal space for teaching small, high-quality writing classes in downtown Grass Valley! Here’s a photo of our fall pilot class in the space.

Beginning January 2018 I will be launching Yuba Writers’ Workshops and Editorial Services, teaching regular classes for writers of all levels at the Alpha Building, 204 Main St., Grass Valley.

These classes are for people who want to:

–Get started writing

–Or get serious about it.

Visit https://rachelhoward.com/current-classes/ for a regularly updated list of Yuba Writers’ Workshop offerings.


I have an image in my mind of myself as a writer, bushwhacking for many many years through a thick forest, suddenly having stumbled upon a beautiful clearing where there are friendly, open-hearted companions, as well as a fearless leader with a variety of roadmaps.

–Unsolicited student feedback

About the Instructor: Rachel Howard teaches creative writing primarily at Stanford Continuing Studies and the San Francisco Writer’s Grotto. She is the author of a memoir about her father’s unsolved murder, The Lost Night, which the New York Times praised as “enthralling.” Her fiction and nonfiction has appeared in ZYZZYVA, Gulf Coast, Waxwing (nominated for a Puschcart Prize), O, The Oprah Magazine, The New York Times “Draft” series, and many other venues. She received an MFA in fiction from Warren Wilson College, and later served there as interim director of undergraduate creative writing. She has also taught in the MFA program of Saint Mary’s College. She moved to Nevada City in 2014 and is founder and producer of the Yuba Lit reading series. www.rachelhoward.com

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