The Writer’s Studio at University of Chicago is a creative home to writers of all genres and ambitions. We feature open-enrollment, noncredit writing classes in Chicago designed to inspire and challenge, and offer manuscript consultations and free community events. Whether you are dabbling in creative writing, professional writing or honing your craft, we strive to offer engaging classes and community that serve your needs.
About Our Community
Writer’s Studio faculty and students create powerful work in and out of the classroom. We are proud of the literary and creative accomplishments of students, alumni and instructors (see our growing list of publications and awards). To strengthen relationships and writing, we hold regular events on and off campus, including open mics and readings, as well as our free annual Business of Writing Seminar and programs at Chicago literary institutions such as Printers Row Lit Fest. Above all, we endeavor to help our students live the writing lives that they envision within a vibrant, supportive community, whether those visions include publishing, performing or simply pushing the bounds of their creative expression.
Your writing matters. Get to work on it.
Current students will be able to access their historical student information via Graham School student portal.