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.
JAMES LASDUN AND ADAM JOHNSON ARE GUESTS IN THE FALL CRAFT CLASS Register now to attend and/or download all nine historic classes.
FALL CRAFT CLASS READING LIST IS UP Register now while this year's fees are still effective .
NYC WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGIN SEPTEMBER 18 AND OCTOBER 5 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
ONLINE WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGIN JULY 16 & SEPTEMBER 28 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.
READ AN ARTICLE ABOUT OUR ONLINE WORKSHOPS IN PHILADELPHIA STORIES MAGAZINE Find out how the class works and how one writer overcame her writer's block.
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 rachaelwriterstudio.com to apply for a spot in the class.
AMSTERDAM WORKSHOPS START SEPTEMBER 14 The Writers Studio Amsterdam is a growing literary community which nurtures and supports writers, many of whom are already publishing.
SAN FRANCISCO WORKSHOPS START SEPTEMBER 28 The Writers Studio San Francisco had over 50 recent publications and awards 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 START JULY 2 The Writers Studio Tucson has been quietly helping poets and fiction writers reach their potential for 10 years.
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 writerstudio.com to find the teacher who is right for you.