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


Introduction to the Novel led by David Gordon

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

$495 members | $550 nonmembers


The Story Laboratory led by Stefan Merrill Block

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

$540 members | $600 nonmembers


Speculative Fiction led by Jaroslav Kalfař

Class postponed - Start date TBD

$495 members | $550 nonmembers


Revising and Editing Your Work For Submission led by Dawn Raffel

Class postponed to fall - Start date TBD

$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



Crime Fiction Academy:

Crafting The Perfect Crime Novel

Thursdays, 6:30-9:00pm, May 2 – June 6, 6 Sessions

$540 members | $600 nonmembers


One Day Boot Camps:

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

Class moved to summer - Start date TBD

$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 Thierry Kehou if you'd like a refund. His email is thierry@centerforfiction.org.