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: Jill Bialosky, 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

THE WRITERS STUDIO COMES TO THE HUDSON VALLEY Classes in Hudson NY  start soon. Join two beloved Writers Studio teachers in our newest, most northernmost branch.

NYC WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGIN THIS MONTH 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 29 years, The Writers Studio has been quietly helping writers and poets of all levels reach their 

ONLINE WORKSHOPS IN FICTION & POETRY BEGIN THIS MONTH  Join our Online Program, started in 2001, and benefit from a program that has been helping writers reach their potential for 29 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 to apply for a spot in the class.

AMSTERDAM WORKSHOPS NOW IN ITS SEVENTH YEAR The Writers Studio Amsterdam is a growing literary community which nurtures and supports writers, many of whom are already publishing. For more information, please visit us at  

SAN FRANCISCO WORKSHOPS MOVE TO THE MECHANICS INSTITUTE LIBRARY. 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 ARE NOW IN THEIR 12TH YEAR The Writers Studio Tucson has been quietly helping poets and fiction writers reach their potential for 10 years. Current and former Advanced and Intermediate students are invited to submit work for the upcoming Fall student reading on Saturday, 10/21/16. Submissions are due on Friday, 9/30/16 at 9:00pm. For more information, please visit this link:  and/or email  

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. 

JOIN OUR MAILING LIST Find out about readings, classes and other literary offerings.

“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.