Our 2017 Spring Writing Workshops


New York is a great place to be a writer, but it can also be an intimidating one. Here at The Center we strive to make our writing workshops the most inviting and rewarding in the city; not only will you get to study with celebrated authors in an intimate setting, but you'll receive access to our sky-lit Writers Studio and 85,000 volume library during your course. That's up to eight weeks of unparalleled access to The Center's best writing resources!

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. And once you're part of our family, we want to keep you coming back. All returning students get 10% off class tuition as a thank you for your support. 

We’re more than just a classroom, we're a community. Join us this spring. 


If you have any questions about classes please email sara@centerforfiction.org.


Check out our new spring workshops! 

Andrea Chapin & Elizabeth Gaffney: Historical Fiction
6:30 – 9 pm, every other Wednesday, Six sessions, Jan. 18  March 29
$545 members, $600 nonmembers

6:30 – 9 pm, Tuesdays, Eight sessions, Jan. 31 – March 21
$650 members, $700 nonmembers

Stefan Merrill Block: The Story Laboratory
6:30 – 9 pm, Tuesdays, Eight sessions, Feb. 28 – April 18
$650 members, $700 nonmembers

6:30 – 9 pm, every other Tuesday, Six sessions, March 7 – May 16
This class is full and no longer accepting students.


Judy Sternlight: Active Storytelling – How to Build a Strong Narrative Arc
6:30 – 9 pm, Wednesdays, Four sessions, March 8 – 29
$355 members, $400 nonmembers
Get your writing into shape with our one day bootcamps!

Patricia Park: Show vs. Tell—The Art of Summarizing or Dramatizing a Scene
1 - 5:30pm, Saturday, Feb. 25
$110 members, $150 nonmembers



Mitchell Jackson: Echoes in Prose—Repetition as Craft and Philosophy
1 - 5:30pm, Saturday, April 22
$110 members, $150 nonmembers


Dana Spiotta: Novel Openings
1 - 5:30pm, Saturday, May 6
This session is now full and no longer accepting students.

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