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.

Writing Workshops:

 

Writing and Remembering led by Dinitia Smith

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

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

Writing Historical Fiction led by Elizabeth Gaffney

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

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

Introduction to the Novel led by David Gordon

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

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

Finding Your Voice led by Weike Wang

Every Other Monday, 6:00-8:30pm, March 4 – May 13, 6 Sessions

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

The Story Laboratory led by Stefan Merrill Block

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, March 6 – April 10, 6 Sessions

$540 members | $600 nonmembers

 

Speculative Fiction led by Jaroslav Kalfař

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00pm, March 14 – April 18, 6 Sessions

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

Revising and Editing Your Work For Submission led by Dawn Raffel

Tuesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, March 19 – April 30 (skip April 2), 6 Sessions

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

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

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

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

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

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

Dialogue: Letting Your Characters Do More Of The Work led by De’Shawn Winslow

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00pm, April 4 – May 9, 6 Sessions

$495 members | $550 nonmembers

 

The Craft Of Fiction led by Teddy Wayne

Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00pm, April 10 – May 15, 6 Sessions

$540 members | $600 nonmembers

 

One Day Boot Camps:


On Character led by Wayétu Moore

Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm, February 23, 1 Session

$135 members | $150 nonmembers

 

Writing Dystopias (and Utopias) led by Paul La Farge

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

$135 members | $150 nonmembers

 

Surviving – and Thriving – As A Working Writer led by Christina Baker Kline

Saturday, 1:00-5:30pm, April 27, 1 Session

$135 members | $150 nonmembers

 

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

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

$135 members | $150 nonmembers

 

Storying The Self led by T Kira Madden

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

$135 members | $150 nonmembers

 

Process Makes Perfect led by Tony Tulathimutte

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

$135 members | $150 nonmembers

 

Online Classes:

 

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

Week Of February 25 – May 13, 12 Sessions

$675 members | $750 nonmembers

 

Horror Fiction led by Jac Jemc

Live Meetings Wednesdays, 7:30-9:00pm EST, Week Of May 6 – June 10, 6 Sessions

$270 members | $300 nonmembers

 

 

Refund Policy: Full refunds on tuition are available to registered students up until the first session of a course has met. After that, an amount equivalent to how many sessions have met at the time of the request will be deducted from the original total payment (for example, if you canceled after one session and paid $300, you'd receive a refund of $250). Please get in touch with Writing Programs Director Sara Batkie if you'd like a refund at any time. 

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