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Fiction and Poetry Workshops Since 1987

The Writers Studio was founded on the belief that when the desire to write is strong enough, anyone can learn the technique necessary for full creative expression.


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‘Maintaining Your Creative Spirit: Writing Through Constant Disruptions From The Outside World’ is a six-week class open to people new to The Writers Studio as well as current and former Writers Studio students. How to deal with the ...

  FIVE PIECES OF WRITING ADVICE FROM PHILIP SCHULTZ BEWARE THE SHITBIRD May 3, 2017  By Emily Temple In 1987, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz founded the Writers Studio, which grew from a casual workshop in a West ...

Teaching Writing At the Writers Studio By John Maher | May 05, 2017 Photo courtesy of Philip Schultz For many poets, teaching, be it in high schools or M.F.A. programs, is an occupation rather than a vocation—the most sensible way to ...

The Writers Studio at 30 Publication

The Writers Studio at 30, a 500 page anthology of work by current and former students, as well as Writers Studio Advisory Board members Jennifer Egan, Robert Pinsky, Edward Hirsch, Carl Dennis, Matthew Klam, Rosanna Warren, and others, is now available from the publisher, Epiphany Editions. A celebratory reading was be held on May 6 to a sold-out crowd at the Strand Bookstore to mark the occasion. Please add your name to our mailing list for updates and excerpts. Order the 30th anniversary anthology and have it delivered right to your door. Order here.


The Writers Studio Kids Write (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.

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This class is an integral part of The Writers Studio approach to creative writing. By learning how to read fiction and poetry as writers, students discover that literary writing is a craft as well as an art. As they start to recognize how published writers have achieved their literary goals, writing well becomes less about groping around in the dark and more about enlisting a series of specific strategies to render any piece of writing moving, focused and clear. This year we welcome guest writers Matthew Klam, Akhil Sharma, and Jill Bialosky to talk about their writing technique.

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