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.
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25 Words of Wonder
Deadline: November 16, 2015
This time we give you a contest that lets you wander wherever you like. Give us a story of any kind, true or made up. Prose, poetry, script, whatever.
The only catch: It must be 25 words or fewer. (Use a title. You get extra words for that.)The winner gets a free Gotham class of his or her choosing. Read More
Friday evenings in NYC
Do you wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration and practice? Where you could hang out with other writers? Without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? With food and drink involved?
Gotham Write-Ins are that place.Read More
Consider this Course
Gotham brings its world-renowned teaching right into your workplace with our Corporate Classes. We come, we teach, you benefit.
Options include Business Writing, Grammar, and Corporate Creativity.Read More
Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize
Deadline: March 15, 2016
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
I felt I was part of a group of people who care about creative writing and literature—a new experience for me.
Susan Liwanag, doctor
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