The Center offers a wide variety of workshops, one-day bootcamps, and reading groups for both writers and readers interested in joining a community of literature lovers and fiction makers. Every great city needs a great home for readers and writers. The Center would like to be yours.
The Center for Fiction offers high-level literary discussion in an intimate, welcoming setting. Our brand new Brooklyn location is ideal for delving into literature, led by experts in the field. From classic literature to contemporary favorites, our reading groups provide excellent ways to experience the joy of reading.
Whether you’re looking to catch up on some great novels you may have missed or you’re interested in exploring a new writer or literary period, The Center for Fiction is a place for thought-provoking and in-depth discussions of great literature.
All That You Touch: An Octavia E. Butler Reading Group$150
Once a Month Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm February 25 to June 23, 2020
Sold Out — The Bostonians: A Henry James Reading Group$140
Once a week Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm April 7 to April 28, 2020
Sold Out — Recent Irish Literature: The Nightmare and Dream of History$150
Once a month Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm January 30 to May 28, 2020
Sold Out — Graham Greene: Belief and Doubt$160
Once a month Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm February 26 to June 24, 2020
Zora Neale Hurston: A Genius of the South$140
Once a month Tuesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm February 25 to May 26, 2020
Dystopian Fiction, Past and Present$140
Once a month Tuesdays, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm March 10 to June 2, 2020
Reading Group: Roberto Bolaño’s 2666$150
Every Three Weeks Wednesdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm February 12 to May 6, 2020
Proust I with Damion Searls – Spring Term$250
Once a month Thursdays, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm February 20 to June 25, 2020
Members Only: The LiterariansFree
Wednesday, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm February 19, 2020
We strive to make our classes the most inviting and rewarding available, offering an intimate environment to study with award-winning, world-class writers. We keep our class sizes small, so each student benefits from personal attention from the instructor and gets workshopped at least twice during a course. We want students to feel that they’ve gotten a true person-to-person experience.
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. Our brand-new, state of the art Brooklyn building allows us to offer four times the classes of our old space. Starting in 2016 we began offering one-day boot camps for students who can’t make the weekly commitment of a full course, or want to concentrate deeply on a specific aspect of craft. We have also been expanding our online courses, conducted fully in the digital realm via WetInk, so students who aren’t near New York can be a part of our community.
Advanced Crime Fiction Writing with Jonathan Santlofer$495
Once a week Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm October 17 to November 21, 2019
The Story Laboratory with Stefan Merrill Block$495
Once a week Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm October 23 to November 27, 2019
Active Storytelling with Judy Sternlight$495
Once a week Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm September 5 to October 10, 2019
One-Day Boot Camp: Book Proposals 101 with Brian Gresko$100
Saturday, 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm September 21, 2019
Writing and Remembering with Dinitia Smith$550
Every Other Week Every other Wednesday, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm February 13 to April 24, 2019
Flow and Overflow: Finding Fiction's Shape with Belinda McKeon$600
Once a week Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm February 12 to March 26, 2019
The Craft of Fiction with Teddy Wayne$600
Once a week Wednesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm April 10 to May 15, 2019
Dialogue: Letting Your Characters Do More of the Work with De'Shawn Winslow$550
Once a week Thursdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm April 4 to May 9, 2019
Threading the Needle: Writing Your Novel-in-Stories with Regina Porter$550
Once a week Tuesdays, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm April 2 to May 7, 2019