Take a Writing Workshop at The Center


Our writing workshop program—launched last year—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. Our spring session has come to a close. Please check back in July for information on our upcoming workshops, starting next fall. 


Our writing instructors for spring 2014 were Jessica Francis Kane, Terese Svoboda, Simon Van Booy, Victor LaValle, Dawn Raffel, Stefan Merrill Block, and Gabriel Roth. If you'd like more information about our writing workshops, please e-mail sara@centerforfiction.org.


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. 

PLEASE NOTE: To help accommodate our planning schedule, workshops must be signed up for at least a week in advance.



Terese Svoboda: Focusing Your Fiction

6:30 - 9pm, Tuesday evenings, Feb. 11 - March 18

$495 members; $550 nonmembers 

Jessica Francis Kane: Short Story Workshop

6:30 - 9pm, Thursday evenings, March 6 - April 10

$495 members; $550 nonmembers 

Stefan Merrill Block: The Story Laboratory

6:30 - 9pm, Tuesday evenings, March 11 - April 15

$550 members; $610 nonmembers 

Gabriel Roth: The Novel

6:30 - 9pm, Every other Tuesday, March 25 - June 3

$495 members; $550 nonmembers 

Dawn Raffel: Revising and Editing Your Work for Publication

6 - 8:30pm, Every other Wednesday, April 16 - June 25

$495 members; $550 nonmembers 

Simon Van Booy: Workshop for Beginners

7 - 9:30pm, Wednesday evenings, April 16 - May 21

$550 members; $610 nonmembers 

Victor LaValle: You Need Structure

6 - 8:30pm, Monday evenings, June 2 - July 7

$550 members; $610 nonmembers 


Need a place to write?


As an added bonus, for those attending a writing workshop at The Center, we are offering full use of the Writers' Studio for the duration of the workshop, with desk space in a beautiful, sky-lit studio on our top floor. Writers' Studio members also have access to our circulating collection of 85,000 titles, a personal locker, an up-to-date reference library, lounge area, comfortable chairs, electrical outlets for portable and laptop computers, WiFi internet, and more. READ MORE