Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship. We’ve been teaching creative writing and business writing since 1993.
The Art of Craft
We teach the craft of writing in a way that is clear, practical, and inspiring. Explore our wide variety of courses for adults and teens, as well as our One-on-One options. New classes are starting all the time, in NYC and Online.Learn about classes
Invent a Word
Deadline: February 28, 2021
We invite you to invent a word. Not just any word. A word you think will greatly enhance the English language.
Give us your word, a one-sentence definition, and use the word in a sentence.
The winner gets a free Gotham class of his or her choosing.Read More
Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
Deadline: March 5, 2021
Every year, the Selected Shorts program at Symphony Space hosts the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Contest. The winner will have his or her work performed and recorded live at Symphony Space in NYC.Read More
“You Will Be Found” Essay Challenge
Dear Evan Hansen is the deeply personal and profoundly contemporary Broadway phenomenon. The show’s breakout song is “You Will Be Found.”
Write a college-application style essay that describes how “You Will Be Found” resonates with and inspires you.
How to Get Published
Here you will learn how to navigate the ins-and-outs of the publishing business and you’ll write (and refine) the most important selling tool for your book—the query letter. All under the guidance of an established literary agent.Read More
I developed confidence as a writer. I forgot my hesitations and let my imagination and creativity run wild.
Suzanne Halbardier, attorney
Expert Teachers, Working Writers
A skilled teacher is the key to an exceptional class. Our teachers have been in the trenches, working daily at the craft of writing. They know the lay of the land. And they are equally adept at the fine art of teaching.Meet Our Faculty
A Wealth of Resources
The tools needed to write are quite simple—pen and paper, or electronic device. But it’s useful to have advice and information within easy reach. We’ve put together all kinds of resources to guide your journey as a writer, including Gotham books.View Our Resources
The Gotham Experience
We believe everyone has a story to tell. And we like to help people tell their stories better. We’ve been practicing this philosophy for more than two decades, and it’s made us the leading private writing school in the world.Learn About Gotham