Winter 2015 classes are now available for enrollment both in NYC or online.
And there are still many classes starting in November and December 2014.
Gotham online classes selected as Best of the Web by Forbes.
A list of instructors teaching in the Winter 2015 term:
Get a look at one of our recent Bryant Park events. More Gotham videos here.
Check it out, Friday evenings in Manhattan, Saturday afternoons in Brooklyn.
A whole new kind of writing experience.
The Inspiration: This annual contest celebrates longtime Gotham student and writer Norma Crosier who died a few days short of her 91st birthday.
The Challenge: Tell a story of your life in 91 words or fewer.
Deadline: February 20, 2015.
This time we gave you a contest that let you wander wherever you liked. We asked for a story of any kind, true or made up. Prose, poetry, script, whatever.
The only catch: It must be 25 words or fewer.
Challenging? Yes. As the saying goes, “If I had more time, I would have written you a shorter letter.” (No one knows who said this. It’s been attributed to numerous people including, Mark Twain, Winston Churchill, and Pliny the Younger.)
Here we present the winner and finalists.
Gotham Writers Workshop is celebrating 20 years of helping writers discover their stories. Now we’re revising ours, with a new logo, a new look, and all kinds of new courses and initiatives. (A new website will be coming in the near future.) Stay tuned by getting on our mailing list, or following us on social media.
And check out our Winter 2015 brochure!
We offer premium Fiction classes, conducted in partnership with the acclaimed literary magazine Zoetrope: All Story.
• Free subscription to Zoetrope
• Weeklong Q & A with Zoetrope
editor Michael Ray
• Skip the Zoetrope slush pile
How do I thank thee? Let me count the ways.
I thank thee for outstanding teachers who taught me everything I needed to know to produce a published memoir.
I thank thee for your well-designed instructional model for in person and online classes.
I thank thee for the diversity of course offerings I could not find elsewhere. (Continue reading.)
Would you like to work one-on-one with a member of our expert faculty? Have your own personal writing coach? We can hook you up with exactly the right person and exactly the right program. Explore your options.
Gotham offers two courses for teens 13-17 years of age:
Unbound: Creative Writing and True Story: Creative Nonfiction. These classes are all about helping teens discover and develop their unique voices. No grades, no exams, no wrong answers. Offered in NYC and online (in conjunction with Teen Ink magazine).
We're pleased to announce that the 2015 Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize contest is open for submissions!
The Kupferberg Prize is writing competition sponsored by the stage and radio series, Selected Shorts. This long-running series at Symphony Space in New York City celebrates the art of the short story by having stars of stage and screen read aloud the works of established and emerging writers. This year, Selected Shorts will partner with Electric Literature to publish the winning entry.
More details, guidelines, and entry form here.
Gotham Writers Workshop has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Our classrooms are not the only way to get the Gotham experience. We also have books.
10 & 6-Week Workshops