If you want to improve your writing, it is important to get feedback and help from writing experts and other writers.

Attending a writing workshop is a great way to gain more experience in writing, get feedback from an expert on your writing, expose yourself to new writing techniques and ideas, hone your writing skills, and work intensively on your writing in a motivated environment with other fellow writers.

Here is a list of organizations that host writing workshops in New York which are worth attending!

Gotham Writers Workshop

Gotham Writers Workshop

Gotham Writers Workshop offers a variety of writing courses, both online and in person. Their workshops are for various age ranges and writers can choose between one on one sessions or group settings. With the range of courses they offer, there is always something for every writer. Summer classes are still being added, so there is still time to sign up.

Check out their website here.

Sackett Street Writers

Sackett Street has an intimate environment with small classes that allow for writers to get on more a personal level with each other and their writings. Over the past 14 years, Sackett Street has had over 3,000 writers, many of whom have gone on to MFA programs, or to have successfully published books. They have recently added online writing courses as well, which is a great if you don’t live in NY or don’t have time to attend their live classes.

Check out their website here.

Sackett Street Writers
Lost Lit

Lost Lit Writing Workshop

Lost Lit’s writing workshops are perfect for any struggling writer. They offer a safe, supportive environment for shy writers who may be afraid of truly letting themselves go in their writing. The classes offered are varied and provide real help for writers to improve their skills while also lending them the confidence to share their work. There are various levels of writing workshops offered, so check out their website to see which writing workshop is the best fit for you.

Check out their website here.

The Center for Fiction

The Center for Fiction has writing workshops that will inspire any writer. Their sky-lit studio is the perfect place to open up to inspiration and spend time writing. Writers attending their writing workshops will also have access to over 85,000 books at the center’s library.

Classes are designed by each teacher for every level of writing. No matter where you are at, there is a community of writers here for you.

Check out their website here.

The Center for Fiction
Sense Writing

Sense Writing

Sense Writing offers step by step, systemic writing workshops. Starting from the first class, they emphasize connecting neuroscience to fully unlocking creativity in writing. The writing classes have a therapeutic feel, and their relaxing nature allows writers to work freely. These workshops will not only help your writing, but it will teach you about the way you write.

Check out their website here.

New York Writers Workshop

New York Writers Workshop boasts alumni that range from fiction writers to journalists, to screenplay writers. Their writing courses are great for both beginners and advanced writers. Here, writers are given the opportunity to work on their writing with industry professionals, receiving guidance from pros who really know what they are doing.

Check out their website here.

New York Writers Workshop
New York Public Library

New York Public Library – Writing Workshops & Classes

The New York Public Library is an excellent place to find writing workshops and classes. They offer a variety of easily accessible daily writing events. With all their branches, there are a lot of opportunities to find writing workshops no matter where you live in NY. Not only is the range of workshops appealing, they usually are free too.

Check out their website here.

Poets House

Poets House, as the name suggests, is for poets. They offer poetry writing classes which are meant for every skill level.
They invite emerging poets and aspiring poets to share their work in an open, welcoming environment.
They offer single day writing workshops, master classes, and even four-month writing programs.
The workshops are all led by knowledgeable poets, eager to help poets create their best work by providing them with valuable advice, guidance, and feedback.

Check out their website here.

Poets House
The Writers Studio

The Writers Studio

The Writers Studio is all about helping writers find their voice. They offer writing workshops for all genres and styles and provide professional feedback. They encourage aspiring writers to find their own approach and discover what works best for them. The Writers Studio offers both online and on-site writing workshops and are flexible in meeting the needs of writers.

Check out their website here.

NY Writers Coalition

The NY Writers Coalition is a community-based writing program. It is mainly aimed at underserved groups of people, such as those with disabilities, seniors, and those who are or were, incarcerated. This open environment teaches that anyone can be a writer. The no judgment space allows individuals to grow as writers and as individuals.

Check out their website here.

NY Writers Coalition
Anahita Padmanabhan

Anahita Padmanabhan

Content Writer at NY Literary Magazine
Anahita is a rising senior at Emerson College, where she is majoring in Journalism and minoring in Political Science.
She is an avid reader, and never leaves for a trip without her kindle and a couple of books. She currently writes for her school's entertainment magazine and Flawless Mag.
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