Gotham Writers Workshop is the leading private creative writing school in NYC. The professional writers on our staff offer ten-week, six-week, and one-day workshops in more than a dozen forms of creative writing at levels from basic to advanced.
What makes us different?
Our philosophy, unlike that of most writing programs, is that good writing takes more than just talent. It is a craft, like carpentry, which can be taught. We focus on teaching the fundamental craft issues and techniques needed to write a story, and we get students writing. Learn More.
Comprehensive 10-week Workshops
Classes meet three hours per week, for a total of 30 hours a class. Each class is taught by a professional writer on Gotham's faculty and is limited to 14 students. Courses are offered four times a year at several Manhattan locations.
These workshops consist of lectures, in-class and take-home exercises, and submissions of longer works that are critiqued by the instructor and the rest of the class using our unique critiquing method, The Booth.
Gotham also offers several six-week workshops including: Creative Writing 101, Nonfiction Writing 101, and Business Writing.
For a concise overview of many craft fundamentals, consider a one-day intensive. These courses are offered throughout the year in Manhattan. Learn more.
Teen Creative Writing Workshops
Gotham offers workshops created specifically for teens during the summer, fall and winter. Learn more.
To work one-on-one with a member of our faculty consider private instruction or our mentorship program. Learn More
Gotham regularly presents events and free workshops in NYC. View Community Events.
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