The Writers Studio is 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 

ORDER DISCOUNTED CRAFT CLASS BOOKS NOW Fall Craft Class books are now available in one easy place. Also, check out books by our distinguished advisory board and alumni.

NEW CLASS TRAINS TEACHERS OF LEARNING DISABLED STUDENTS TO TEACH CREATIVE WRITING  LD High School students can now benefit from using The Writers Studio method to enjoy reading, writing, and critiquing each other's work.


THE WRITERS STUDIO BEGINS ITS THIRD YEAR IN AMSTERDAM Join our newest workshop, taught by a Writers Studio instructor trained in NYC.  Please contact Nancy Matsunaga at 06-2626-1414 or to find out more.  

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

ONLINE WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER 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 WORKSHOP IN SAN FRANCISCO 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

NYC WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGIN IN SEPTEMBER  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 28 years, The Writers Studio has been quietly helping writers and poets of all levels reach their potential.

TUCSON WORKSHOPS  Now in its tenth year, the Tucson Writers Studio offers workshops for all levels of poets and fiction writers on an ongoing basis. Please join us for a FREE INTRODUCTORY CLASS on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 6:30 - 9:30pm, at 3861 North First Avenue in Tucson. Reservations are required. Please email Janelle Drumwright at to reserve your spot.   

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 early contributors, and help support our project.

LESLEY DORMEN ANSWERS QUESTIONS  about workshops, exercises, and finishing her book of linked stories, The Best Place to Be, (Simon and Schuster). Lesley is Associate Director, teacher and student at The Writers Studio.

TRY THE CRAFT CLASS FOR FREE Take the Craft Class from any location and learn what it means to read as a writer. Download the podcasts at your convenience--it's easy and fun. Register any time during the nine-week session and hear all the classes. For a limited time, we are offering a free class, so you can see what makes these historic classes so special.

THE CRAFT CLASS ARCHIVE IS NOW OPEN Download podcasts from as far back as 1987, and learn about the techniques of great writers and poets. Now in Beta.

CREATIVE WRITING FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS Offer the teen in your life a one-on-one tutorial. Our high school students have published and won three prestigious Scholastic writing awards (so far). Help your teenager discover his or her own voice and maybe even get a jump start on that college essay. Email to find the best teacher for you. 

“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, 2002 National Book Award Winner for Three Junes

TUTORIALS Private sessions with a member of our teaching staff by phone, fax, mail, e-mail or in person. Tutorials are available to high school students and adult writers at all levels.


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