Founded by Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Philip Schultz, The Writers Studio welcomes beginning and experienced fiction writers and poets to a personalized writing program designed to help them 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.

Tutorials are offered to adults and teenagers by teachers who have gone through a three-year training program.

For the emerging writer, we teach the basics of persona creation and an array of techniques that are essential to understanding the writing process. For the more developed writer, we can assist in solidifying a narrative voice in fiction or poetry through a series of exercises. For the established writer, we can help in the revision of a fiction or poetry manuscript.

Our tutorials offer in-depth critiques of the student's writing, as well as suggestions for outside reading to help the student develop the craft necessary to achieve his or her goals.

Tutorials are available to students all over the world. The cost is $1,900 for ten private sessions, each of which includes teacher preparation and a one-hour meeting with the student to be conducted via phone, e-mail and/or Skype. Students in areas where we have branches -- New York City, Tucson, San Francisco, and Amsterdam, may hold their classes in person. Sessions generally take place once a week or once every two weeks over a period of time that does not exceed six months.

The Writers Studio Advisory Board members are

Kathryn Court
Carl Dennis
Jennifer Egan
Julia Glass
Bill Henderson
Edward Hirsch
Matthew Klam

Amanda Moretti
Robert Pinsky

Grace Schulman 
in memorium: Yehuda Amichai

 To speak with a teacher and find out more, call 212-255-7075, or email us at

“I've been so, so happy with my tutorial. It has been an extraordinary creative experience, bringing enlightenment, encouragement and a marked change to my work. Perhaps the greatest gift has been renewed faith; in myself, as a writer.”

-Tutorial student

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