The Philadelphia Writers Workshop provides a fun, structured way to write fiction, poetry, non-fiction, memoir, essays, plays, and screenplays in the company of other writers.
Beginners, avid writers, and published authors:
- Devote time to writing
- Overcome writer’s block
- Receive helpful feedback
- Join the local writers’ community
Fall 2020 and Winter 2021
Put your name on the waiting list to receive news about new workshops for fall and winter: Marathon Sunday All Writing workshops and a new and improved Story Structure workshop.
Right now, the Tuesday Night Workshop and The Manuscript Workshop are sold out, and the Sunday All Writing Workshop is on hiatus. Please put your name on the waiting list to find out about openings the moment they’re available. Don’t give up; Take a look at the Resources page to find other local workshops, and other workshops via Zoom.
The Sunday Afternoon All Writing Workshop
The Sunday Afternoon All Writing Workshop Via Video Conference gives new and experienced writers the opportunity to spend time dedicated to just writing in a structured, supportive setting. Unlike the Tuesday Night Workshop or The Manuscript Workshop, there is no reading or discussion of manuscripts—it’s all writing all the time! Scheduling is flexible: Choose 5 to 8 afternoons from 2 – 4:30 p.m. Tech requirements: Reasonably fast internet connection, a computer or laptop with a video camera and audio.Learn More
The Tuesday Night Writing Workshop
The Tuesday Night Writing Workshop Via Video Conference for writers of all levels. Write fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, plays, and screenplays. Write during workshop time in a friendly setting. If you choose to, submit a manuscript for review by workshop participants. (For improving your writing fundamentals, the local community college instructors are excellent.)Learn More
The Manuscript Workshop
The Manuscript Workshop Via Video Conference, on Thursday evenings, is designed to support writers who already have made significant headway writing a full-length book, play, screenplay, or collection. Each week two manuscripts are read and discussed or particular challenges writers face are addressed.
Private Editing and Coaching
Working one-on-one may be the best way for you to forward your project. Find out more about private editing and coaching for writers and non-writers, provided by Rachel M. Kobin, the Founder & Director of The Philadelphia Writers Workshop.
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Writers Review the Workshops
Read participants’ own words about their experiences in the workshops.