The Writers Studio was founded in 1987 on the belief that when the desire to write is strong enough, anyone can learn the technique necessary for full creative expression.

Advisory board: Kathryn Court, Carl Dennis, Marc Frons, Jennifer Egan, Julia Glass, Bill Henderson, Edward Hirsch, James Lasdun, Matthew Klam, Robert Pinsky, Amanda Moretti, Grace Schulman, Rosanna Warren, Galen Williams, in memorium: Yehuda Amichai

STUDENTS' RECENT BOOK CONTRACTS, PUBLICATIONS AND AWARDS Austin Duffy, an oncologist who studied in NYC and Online, has just learned that Granta will publish his debut novel, This Living and Immortal Thing in spring of 2016. Maggie Wells landed a book contract with Epic Press to publish a series of six young adult novels in Spring 2015. Maggie is a NYC Level II student. Craig van Rooyen's poem "Waiting in Vain" won the 2014 Rattle Poetry Prize. He has had more than a dozen poetry publications in the past year, and is a student in the Advanced Poetry Class. Read many more success stories.

AKHIL SHARMA IS A GUEST IN THE WINTER CRAFT CLASS TO DISCUSS WRITING HIS ACCLAIMED NOVEL, FAMILY LIFE Learn how Sharma transformed his own history into a "cunning, dismaying and beautifully conceived" work of fiction (The New York Times). He has been interviewed in The New Yorker, Slate, and on NPR. And we get him all to ourselves for 90 minutes, when he describes his writing technique.  Register now to attend and/or download this and the other eight historic classes.

NYC WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGIN JANUARY 21 and FEBRUARY 2  Set up a writing schedule, learn new narrative techniques, meet a supportive community of writers writing at your own level and enjoy the personal attention of small classes. For 27 years, The Writers Studio has been quietly helping writers and poets of all levels reach their 

TAKE $40 OFF--NEW JERSEY WORKSHOP IN FICTION & POETRY BEGINS FEBRUARY 3 Class meets in Short Hills. Discount of $40 for this class: use referral code: happynj  Discount must be taken at time of registration; no refunds will be granted, may not be combined with any other offer. Expires February 3.

ONLINE WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGIN JANUARY 27, MARCH 19 Join our Online Program, started in 2001, and benefit from a program that has been helping writers reach their potential for 27 years. All you need is a computer with internet connection.

JOIN OUR ONLINE INTERMEDIATE POETRY CLASS  This workshop is open to poets around the world who have poetry publications, an MFA or four post-graduate writing courses. Contact peter to apply for a spot in the class.

SAN FRANCISCO WORKSHOPS The Writers Studio San Francisco had over 30 publications in 2013 by students and teachers, including a Pushcart Prize and two Pushcart nominations. This year has brought two more Pushcart Prizes and over a dozen publications. Join a workshop and find out why. 

TUCSON WORKSHOPS  The Writers Studio Tucson has been quietly helping poets and fiction writers reach their potential for 10 years. Please join the Writers Studio Tucson teachers for an informal gathering at Dante's Fire on Friday, January 30th from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Current students, alumni, and people interested in becoming a student are welcome to meet people from the Writers Studio community. Dante's Fire is located at 2526 E. Grant Rd. (just east of N. Tucson Blvd).   


2014-2015 READING SERIES The next reading is Friday, February 13 2015 at 7 P.M., featuring Writers Studio Faculty Members & Master Class Students Sylvie Bertrand, James Gibbs, Michele Herman, Sherine Gilmour and Peter Krass. Details and full season's schedule here.

THE WRITERS STUDIO HELPS YOUNG WRITERS The Writers Studio KW is a not-for-profit branch that offers free after-school writing workshops to students of high school age in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Please add your name to our illustrious list of contributors, and help support our project. 

“People often ask me where they should go to study writing; now after hearing the diverse and remarkable readings from The Writers Studio faculty members, I know just what my answer will be.”

—Julia Glass, National Book Award Winner for Three Junes

TUTORIALS Private sessions with a member of our teaching staff by phone, Skype, or in person. Tutorials are available to high school students and adult writers at all levels. Email lisabadner at to find the teacher who is right for you.


Receive notices of upcoming readings, workshops and other Writers Studio events.
We do not sell or share our mailing list.