ABOUT THE WRITERS STUDIO
“People often ask me where they should go to study writing; 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 (Random House 2002)
Founded in 1987 by Philip Schultz, The Writers Studio welcomes beginning and advanced students to ongoing writing workshops whose sole purpose is to help fiction writers and poets discover and nurture their own voices. Hailed by The New York Times as "the most personal of the programs," The Writers Studio is founded on the belief that when the desire to write is strong enough, anyone can learn the craft necessary for full creative expression.
For the past 20 years The Writers Studio, unlike any other writing program, has developed a unique approach to teaching writing by encouraging students "to try on voices" and attempt a variety of different narrative techniques as a way of discovering their own material and personal voices.
The Writers Studio is a non-degree granting, private school based in Greenwich Village in New York City. The school year consists of four 10-week sessions. More than 240 writers take classes at The Writers Studio during each session. Classes are taught in New York City, Online, Tucson, San Francisco and Amsterdam. New students enter the school at Level I and, with their teacher's approval, progress to the next levels. Fiction writers and poets study together from beginning to advanced levels. In addition to its creative writing workshops, The Writers Studio offers a weekly craft class in which students study short stories, novels and poetry, learning how to "read as writers." The school also hosts The Writers Studio Reading Series which features renowned American and International writers and poets and showcases the work of faculty and students.