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 automatically receive a 15% discount on tuition but we're committed to making our classes accessible to all students. 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.

Our fall season has now wrapped up, but we look forward to announcing an exciting slate of in-person and online workshops for our Spring 2019 season soon. Stay tuned!

 

Earlier in the Season

 

Alyssa Cole: Writing Romance—A How-To Guide for Your H.E.A.
Six sessions, Week of October 1st – November 5th 
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 8:30pm – 10pm EST
$300

 

 

Arlaina Tibensky: Kurt Vonnegut's Eight Rules (In Six Weeks!)
Six sessions, Week of October 8th - November 12th
Virtual Meetings: Thursdays, 7:30pm - 9pm EST

$300

 

 

Steph Cha: Crafting the Perfect Crime Novel
Six sessions, Week of July 9th to August 13th
Virtual Meetings: Wednesdays, 8:30 – 10pm EST
$300

Alyssa Wong: Unlocking Worlds—Speculative Short Fiction
Six sessions, Week of July 9th to August 13th
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST
$300


Bonnie Nadzam: Don’t Say Creativity
Six sessions, Week of July 9th to August 13th
Virtual Meetings: Wednesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST
$300

Dawn Raffel: Revising & Preparing Your Work for Submission 
Six sessions, Week of February 26th to April 2nd 
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST
$350

 

 

Alissa Torres: The Twenty-Minute Memoir
Six sessions, Week of March 20th to April 24th 
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST
$350

 

 

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
$300

 

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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