Writer’s Studio

Courses

Many of our classes are workshop-based, focusing on the creation of new or revised work alongside discussion of student and published writing. For beginners, we suggest starting with introductory courses such as Basic Creative Writing, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction, Introduction to Dramatic Writing, etc.

For writers with more experience, we invite you to sign up for our advanced courses, including Advanced Prose Workshop, Advanced Short Story Writing, etc. Classes that are not clearly distinguished as beginner or advanced are generally intermediate.

How to Register

There is no need to apply for admission to our classes. Simply register for the courses that interest you. 

We do encourage students to choose courses based on their level of experience, as we offer writing classes ranging in levels from introductory to advanced.

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WRIT51800 Summer | Autumn | Winter

Basic Creative Writing

This course will introduce you to creative writing, from generating ideas to revising drafts. Find your voice and develop your craft through in-class and at-home writing exercises, and through...

WRIT32805 Winter

Emotion, Expression, and Experience: Translating Thought into Action

Powerful writing translates abstract thought and feeling into concrete image and action. Explore how to bring emotions like joy, wonder, grief to life on the page, and what writers and readers alike...

WRIT32406 Winter

Focus on Fiction

This course will advance your understanding of fiction writing through lecture, discussion, eclectic readings, in-class and at-home writing exercises, as well as discussions of your own and your...

WRIT52614 Winter

Imitations for Improvement - Stories

Students will analyze a simple and perfect story, "Bliss," by Katherine Mansfield. This is a close third-person story written more than a century ago by a masterful short-story writer and admirer of...

WRIT52115 Summer | Winter

Jumpstart Session: Flashbacks

Writers of all genres will benefit from lecture, discussion, brief readings, and in-class prompts as we focus on specific, effective tools to navigate flashbacks, flash forwards, as well as shifts of...

WRIT52116 Autumn

Jumpstart Session: Writing Literarily Relevant Sex Scenes

Learn how to write literarily relevant sex scenes to develop character and plot in memoir, novel, or short story. This is not an erotica writing workshop, but rather a class dedicated to a unique and...

WRIT52118 Summer | Winter

Jumpstart: Dynamic Dialogue

We'll discuss strategies for creating more vivid, informative, and compelling dialogue that moves your story forward. We'll examine dialect, tag lines, and how to achieve speedy characterization...

WRIT42801 Winter

Memoir Writing: Exploring the Genre

In this introductory course, we will explore the art and craft of writing memoir. Students will draw upon their life experiences to create works that will explore both individual lives and the human...

WRIT32650 Summer | Winter

Online Novel Workshop

Stay motivated while writing your novel! This online class will offer craft discussions, intensive study of a mentor text, instructor feedback on a synopsis and eighty pages of work, and opportunities...

WRIT32804 Winter

Writing Subplots

Strategically constructed subplots enhance characterization and reinforce themes, adding depth, complexity and insight to our tales. We'll work to integrate subplots that ultimately link to primary...