The Opera in You


What’s your story?

Join San Francisco Opera and the San Francisco Public Library for a series of free writing and storytelling workshops, The Opera In You. Led by experienced teachers, workshops will explore the unique experiences within us all as participants build storytelling literacy skills in a creative and collaborative environment. Each 5-part workshop series culminates in free public events where participants are encouraged to share their story. Selected stories may even become songs showcased on stage at San Francisco Opera, where opera is for everyone.


Save Your Place!

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Workshop Dates & Library Locations

Section 1:

Saturdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm

9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8 and 10/15

  • Glen Park, with Christian Wilburn
  • Western Addition, with F.T. Kola
  • Bayview, with Nicole Apostol Bruno
  • Anza, with David Rodriguez
  • North Beach, with Sara Marinelli
  • Main Library, 5th Floor, with Corey Rosen

Section 2:

Saturdays, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

10/22, 10/29, 11/19, 12/3 and 12/10

  • Chinatown, with F.T. Kola
  • Noe Valley, with Patricia Cotter
  • Ortega, with Christian Wilburn
  • Richmond, with Sara Marinelli
  • Visitacion Valley, with Nicole Apostol Bruno
  • Main Library, 5th Floor, with Corey Rosen

Our Teaching Artists

Our teaching artists are expert storytellers, writers, and performers. Learn more about your instructor.

Lead Teaching Artist - Main

Corey Rosen

Teaching Artist - Visitacion Valley

Nicole Apostol Bruno

Teaching Artist - Noe Valley

Patricia Cotter

Teaching Artist - Chinatown

F.T. Kola

Teaching Artist - Richmond

Sara Marinelli

Teaching Artist - Ortega

Christian Wilburn

Teaching Artist - Anza

David Rodriguez