Writing Workshops at The Center


Our writing workshop program—launched in 2013—has been a tremendous success and we are excited to continue the program, bringing you low-cost workshops led by celebrated and award-winning writers. 


Each class is specially designed by the instructor, allowing us to offer an unparalleled variety of topics and focuses. Whether you’re a fledgling writer or an MFA graduate polishing your novel, you’ll find a perfect fit here. All workshops take place in the evening and starts are staggered throughout the season. All enrolled students also receive access to our Writers Studio and 85,000 volume library during the duration of their course.


Our fall season recently wrapped but stay tuned for announcements about the spring in December. If you have any questions about classes in the meantime, please email sara@centerforfiction.org.


Fall 2015 Workshops

Stefan Merrill Block: The Story Laboratory
6:30 - 9pm, Thursday evenings, September 17 - October 22
$600 members; $660 nonmembers


Gabriel Roth: The Novel
6:30 - 9pm, Every other Thursday, October 1 - December 3
$545 members; $600 nonmembers


Christine Schutt: Hatch Fictions and Hone Skills
6:30 - 9pm, Thursday evenings, October 15 - November 19
This class is now full. Please contact Sara if interested in joining the waitlist.


Ted Thompson: Structure - Unearthing the Inherent Shape of Your Fiction
6:30 - 9pm, Monday evenings, November 9 - December 14
$545 members; $600 nonmembers




Writers on Writing

Looking for writing tips from experts in the field? We have a wealth of information for you from former Center for Fiction writing instructors and other critically acclaimed authors. Learn the art of writing from Fiona Maazel, Sheila Kohler, Gabriel Roth, Terese Svoboda, Stefan Merrill Block, Caroline Leavitt, John Madera, Roxana Robinson, John Wray, Dawn Raffel, and many more. Click here to view a list of our craft posts.