Our Writing Workshops

Every great city needs a great home for writers. The Center would like to be yours. We always strive to make our classes the most inviting and rewarding available, offering an intimate environment to study with award-winning, world-class writers. We keep our class sizes small, so each student benefits from personal attention from the instructor and gets workshopped at least twice during a course. We want students to feel that they’ve gotten a true person-to-person experience.


Each class is specially designed by the instructor, so whether you're a fledgling writer or an MFA graduate polishing your novel, you'll find a perfect fit here. Our brand-new, state of the art Brooklyn building allows us to offer four times the classes of our old space. Starting in 2016 we began offering one-day boot camps for students who can't make the weekly commitment of a full course, or want to concentrate deeply on a specific aspect of craft. We have also been expanding our online courses, conducted fully in the digital realm via WetInk, so students who aren't near New York can be a part of our community. 


Members of The Center receive a 10% discount on tuition but we're committed to making our classes accessible to all students (click here to find out more). If you've taken a class with us before, you're also entitled to 10% off tuition for any class. We also allow students to pay via installments if you are unable to pay the full tuition up front. Please contact our Writing Programs Director to learn more.

We’re more than just a classroom, we're a community.

Young Writers Academy:


Writing the College Application Personal Essay led by Ariel Lewiton

Monday – Thursday, 10:30am-1:30pm, July 8 – 11 & July 15 – 18



Introduction to Creative Fiction led by Mahogany Browne

Tuesday – Friday, 10:30am-1:30pm, July 23 – 26
Monday – Thursday, 10:30am-1:30pm, July 29 – August 1



Writing Workshops:


Weird Fiction led by Paul La Farge

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, July 10 – August 13, 6 Sessions

$445.50 members | $495 nonmembers


Writing and Remembering led by Dinitia Smith

Every Other Wednesday,  6:30-9pm, February 13 – April 24, 6 Sessions



Introduction to the Novel led by David Gordon

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, February 26 – April 2, 6 Sessions



The Story Laboratory led by Stefan Merrill Block

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, March 13 – April 17, 6 Sessions



Speculative Fiction led by Jaroslav Kalfař

Class postponed - Start Date TBD



Revising and Editing Your Work For Submission led by Dawn Raffel

Class postponed to fall - Start date TBD



Threading The Needle: Writing Your Novel-In-Stories led by Regina Porter

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, April 2 – May 7, 6 Sessions



Inventing New Ways To Move A Story Forward led by Idra Novey

Every Other Wednesday, 6:30-9:00pm, April 3 – June 12, 6 Sessions




One Day Boot Camps:


The Working Writer's Toolkit led by Brian Gresko

Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm, July 13, 1 Session

$90 members | $100 nonmembers


Book Proposals 101 led by Brian Gresko

Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm, August 3, 1 Session

$90 members | $100 nonmembers


Writing Dystopias (and Utopias) led by Paul La Farge

Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm, April 13, 1 Session



Let’s Hear It: Crafting Memorable Voices In Fiction led by Mira T. Lee

Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm, May 4, 1 Session



Storying The Self led by T Kira Madden

Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm, May 18, 1 Session



Process Makes Perfect led by Tony Tulathimutte

Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm, June 1, 1 Session




Online Classes:


Jumpstart Your Novel: Twelve Weeks To A First Draft led by Bonnie Nadzam

Class moved to summer - Start date TBD



Horror Fiction led by Jac Jemc

Live Meetings Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm EST, Week Of May 8 – June 12, 6 Sessions




Refund Policy: If you need to cancel your enrollment, please let us know as soon as possible. We can only offer full refunds if you cancel one week prior to the start of class. After that, before the start date of class, we can offer a 50% refund. We cannot refund day-of cancellations or refund or partially refund the fee once the class has begun.

Please get in touch with Writing Programs Director Thierry Kehou if you'd like a refund. His email is thierry@centerforfiction.org.