Our Writing 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 text 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.



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
This class is now full and no longer accepting students.



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




Steph Cha: Crafting the Perfect Crime Novel
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 9th to August 13th
Virtual Meetings: Tuesdays, 7:30 – 9pm EST

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

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


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.