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.


And this spring we're excited to bring you one day bootcamp courses to give your writing a workout!


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


Spring 2016 Workshops


David Gordon: Intro to the Novel
6:30 – 9 pm, Every Tuesday, Feb. 9 – March 15
$545 members, $600 nonmembers


Stefan Merrill Block: The Story Laboratory - An Eight Week Intensive Workshop
6:30 – 9 pm, Every Wednesday, Feb. 10 – March 30
$650 members, $700 nonmembers

Judy Sternlight: Improv for Writers
6:30 – 9 pm, Every Wednesday, Feb. 17 – March 23
$545 members, $600 nonmembers


Mia Alvar: Fiction in Fact
6:30 – 9 pm, Every other Tuesday, March 8 – May 17
$545 members, $600 nonmembers


Teddy Wayne: The Craft of Fiction
6:30 – 9 pm, Every Tuesday, March 22 – April 26
$545 members, $600 nonmembers
This class is now full and no longer accepting students. 


Christine Schutt: Hatch Fictions and Hone Skills II
6:30 – 9 pm, Every Thursday, April 14 – May 19
$545 members, $600 nonmembers
This class is now full and no longer accepting students.
Get your writing into shape with our one day bootcamps!
Laura van den Berg: Time in the Short Story (One Day Bootcamp)
1 - 5:30pm, Saturday, April 9
$110 members, $150 nonmembers


Mitchell S. Jackson: Voice in Fiction (One Day Bootcamp)
1 - 5:30pm, Saturday, May 7
$110 members, $150 nonmembers



1 - 4:30pm, Saturday, June 4
$85 members, $110 nonmembers 

Interested in writing
crime fiction?


The Crime Fiction Academy this spring includes 12-week writing workshops taught by award-winning authors Jonathan Santlofer, Alison Gaylin, and Jason Starr, plus a special 6-week workshop taught by SJ Rozan. Students will also have the opportunity to meet with CFA Master Class leaders Richard Price, Lee Child, and Sara Paretsky at an intimate reception after their public event. It's going to be a killer season! Find out more




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Writers on Writing


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