Announcing our 2016 Fall 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 six 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 fall. 



If you have any questions about classes please email




Check out our new fall workshops! 

Andrea Chapin & Elizabeth Gaffney: Historical Fiction
6:30 – 9 pm, Every Wednesday, Sept. 21 – Oct. 26
$545 members, $600 nonmembers

6:30 – 9 pm, Every Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Nov. 16
$545 members, $600 nonmembers

Stefan Merrill Block: The Story Laboratory
6:30 – 9 pm, Every Tuesday, Oct. 25 – Dec. 13
This class is now full and no longer accepting students.

Teddy Wayne: The Craft of Fiction
6:30 – 9 pm, Every Tuesday, Nov. 1 – Dec. 13
This class is now full and no longer accepting students.
Get your writing into shape with our one day bootcamps!

Porochista Khakpour: Experimental Writing For Non-Experimental Writers
1 - 5:30pm, Saturday, Sept. 24
$110 members, $150 nonmembers


Daniel Jose Older: Young Adult Writing
1 - 5:30pm, Saturday, Nov. 19
$110 members, $150 nonmembers


Alice Mattison: Writing Your Novel—What Happens in the Next Chapter? 
1 - 5:30pm, Saturday, Dec. 3
$110 members$150 nonmembers



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