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. 


We're thrilled to announce our roster for fall 2015. Don't miss your chance to work with such amazing authors as Rebecca Schiff, Tracy O'Neill, Teddy Wayne, Christine Schutt, Kathleen Alcott, and Ted Thompson, along with returning favorites Stefan Merrill Block and Gabriel Roth, in an intimate and inspirational setting. All enrolled students also receive access to our Writers Studio and 85,000 volume library during the duration of their course.


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. 


This season, for the first time, we're excited to offer returning students 10% off on class tuition. To take advantage of this discount or for any other questions, please email sara@centerforfiction.org.


Fall 2015 Workshops

Stefan Merrill Block: The Story Laboratory
6:30 - 9pm, Thursday evenings, September 10 - October 15
$600 members$660 nonmembers


Rebecca Schiff: Making Every Line Count
6:30 - 9pm, Every other Tuesday, September 15 - November 24
$545 members; $600 nonmembers


Tracy O'Neill: Fashioning the Voice in Fiction
6:30 - 9pm, Wednesday evenings, September 30 - November 4
$545 members; $600 nonmembers


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


Teddy Wayne: The Craft of Short Fiction
6:30 - 9pm, Tuesday evenings, October 13 - November 17
$545 members; $600 nonmembers


Christine Schutt: Hatch Fictions and Hone Skills
6:30 - 9pm, Thursday evenings, October 15 - November 19
$545 members; $600 nonmembers


Kathleen Alcott: The Choices We Make - Options in Fiction
6:30 - 9pm, Tuesday evenings, October 20 - November 24
$545 members; $600 nonmembers


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. 



Interested in writing crime fiction? Join our Crime Fiction Academy at The Center!


The next session starts in September, 2015. Hone your skills in 12-week writing workshops (divided up into two six-week sessions) with crime fiction authors Jonathan Santlofer and Alison Gaylin, and take killer Master Classes with genre greats Lawrence Block, Zoë Sharp, Joseph Finder, and more. FIND OUT MORE