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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WRIT12450 Spring

A Poem A Day

What influence does place, both real and imagined, have on our poetry? How do the invisible maps of our experiences stand as templates for our own poetry? In this four-week course we'll examine poets...

WRIT51800 Summer | Autumn | Winter | Spring

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...

WRIT32403 Spring

Distinguishing Characteristics

In this four-week class led by author Dipika Mukherjee (Ode to Broken Things; Shambala Junction), you will read short fiction from around the world. Distinguishing Characteristics will focus on...

WRIT32406 Winter | Spring

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...

WRIT42633 Spring

Intermediate Creative Nonfiction

How do we enhance our work into polished, powerful prose? In this six-week course, we'll combine writing workshops with reading assignments that illustrate a variety of creative nonfiction techniques...

WRIT52105 Spring

Jumpstart Session: Weaving Seamless Backstory

In this workshop, we'll look at different examples of how writers manage transitions between back story and present action, whether through space breaks, interior monologue, or jump cuts. In-class...

WRIT52119 Summer | Spring

Jumpstart: Submission Strategies for Creative Writers

In this workshop, we'll look at online resources that will help you to organize your work strategize submissions. We'll review Duotrope, Submittable, and other submissions-organizing sites that make...

WRIT82602 Spring

Meditation for Writers

Where does your writing come from? How can you access the deeper realms? In this class, we will meditate and use visualization to expand creativity and identify and overcome blocks.

WRIT12301 Spring

Poetry of Place

What influence does place, both real and imagined, have on our writing? How does writing help us keep and transform our childhood memories and homes? How do the invisible maps of our experience stand...

WRIT61801 Spring

Shaping Memories into YA and Middle Grade Fiction

We each have our own rich trove of growing up stories. Through writing prompts, readings, and studying fiction craft techniques, we’ll explore how to shape those memories into YA and middle grade...