Our Online Workshops

As The Center prepares for its new space in Brooklyn, we’re taking our writing workshops into the digital realm! We always strive to make our classes the most inviting and rewarding in the city, offering an intimate environment to study with award-winning, world-class writers, and we look forward to making our workshops available to students all over the country.


Using the platform WetInk, specifically designed for writing classes and easy to navigate, students will become part of not just a classroom, but a community. WetInk is an all-inclusive space that allows for deep feedback on student writing via its online critique system and seamless support for revisions. Students can log in to check up on weekly assignments and respond to posted exercises at their own pace, while the virtual meetings allow students to participate in weekly lectures with the teacher and discuss pieces up for workshop via voice chat. All you need is a reliable internet connection and an eagerness to hone your craft with other 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, even with a digital structure, 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. 

We're committed to making our classes accessible to all students. If you've taken a class with us before, you're entitled to 10% off tuition for any online class. If you’re interested, please contact Writing Programs Director Sara Batkie at sara@centerforfiction.org for more details.

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

Check out our new summer online workshops! 

Six sessions, Week of July 9th to August 13th
Virtual Meetings: Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10pm EST

Alyssa Wong: Unlocking Worlds—Speculative Short Fiction
Six sessions, Week of July 9 to August 13
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST
This class is now full and no longer accepting students.

Bonnie Nadzam: Don’t Say Creativity
Six sessions, Week of July 9 to August 13
Virtual Meetings: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST


Earlier in the Season

Dawn Raffel: Revising & Preparing Your Work for Submission 
Six sessions, Week of February 26th to April 2nd 
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST



Alissa Torres: The Twenty-Minute Memoir
Six sessions, Week of March 20th to April 24th 
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST



Lily Brooks-Dalton: Writing and Publishing a Debut Novel
Six sessions, Week of May 23rd to June 27th 
Virtual Meetings: Wednesdays, 8:30pm - 10pm EST


* Returning Center for Fiction students receive a 10% discount off of tuition.
Please contact Writing Programs Director Sara Batkie sara@centerforfiction.org for details.