The Hudson River Towns branch, the newest addition to The Writers Studio branches, operates like our flagship New York City school — with the same workshop model designed to help students discover and nurture their own voices by “trying on” many approaches to fiction and poetry.

We welcome students at all stages, from those who have only dreamed of writing fiction or poetry to those with MFAs hungry for additional serious, ongoing instruction. Students provide the desire to write and the willingness to learn, and we provide the structure, the technical know-how, the professional feedback and the nurturing community to enable them to reach their full potential. The Hudson River Towns branch is currently offering a Workshop to introduce students to The Writers Studio method.

The Hudson River Town Workshop meets at 2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, New York.

For more information, please email Nancy Matsunaga at

Students who travel frequently or have irregular work schedules are welcome to move back and forth among any of the on-site branches and the online workshops.

When I took an introductory Writers Studio class with Lorraine Babb and began writing ‘Thirst,’ I could not have predicted that the first piece of fiction I’d publish would win a Pushcart Prize. Babb’s class taught me how to craft a narrator with a distinctive voice, and I am delighted at where that took me!
Taymiya R. Zaman

Available Hudson River Towns Courses