The Fairfield County Writers’ Studio is a creative community committed to the Art, Craft and Business of writing.
We help emerging and established writers grow their stories and their careers with support, workshops and master classes led by faculty whose work has received national acclaim.
We offer small classes and one-on-one editing, as well as free events and resources, in a positive, pro-active, professional – and fun – environment. Come visit us by the train station at 21 Charles St. in Westport, Conn.Explore Our Classes
Back by popular demand: Pitch Party 2017! Join us at The Studio for mimosas, coffee and bagels on Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m.-noon. Pitch your book, or simply listen and learn as others pitch theirs out loud to top literary agent Marilyn Allen. Your book can be finished, unfinished, or simply in the concept stage. At the contest, you will read your query letter aloud or, if your query isn't quite there yet, read your keynote/elevator pitch to Marilyn and audience members. Marilyn will offer gentle (yet effective!) feedback. Three winning pitches will be chosen and sent (when ready) to acquiring editors at Sourcebooks Inc. and Penguin Random House who have agreed to consider … [Read More...]
Looking for something this holiday season for the special writer in your life? We’ve assembled a couple of dozen gifts that might do the job!
Do Not Disturb. Writer at Work
Durable plastic door hangar. $6.99
By Viet Thanh Nguyen. Carol’s favorite novel of 2016. $7.39
Best American Short Stories
As selected by Junot Diaz. $8.90
Cocktails for Book Lovers
By the most awesome Tessa Smith McGovern. From Jane Austen’s little-known fondness for wine to Hemingway’s beloved mojitos, literature and libations go hand in hand. Perfect for the season! $9.22
Pilot Precise V5 Stick Rolling Ball Pens
Blue ink. Extra-fine point. Pack of six. Carol’s favorite pens! $11
Writing Down the Bones Freeing the Writer Within
This best-selling guide for writers turns 30 this year. Anniversary edition filled with great tips and insight. $11.28
When Breath Becomes Air
By Paul Kalanithi. Carol’s favorite memoir of 2016. $15
Exciting new classes and events are added regularly!
At FCWS, our mission is not only to help writers explore their creativity and develop their voice, but also to help them publish successfully and build a career. Our teachers, editors and agents are committed to helping you achieve your writing goals. We invite top literary agents and editors to hold master classes (and accept manuscript submissions) regularly throughout the year.
You are cordially invited to join our warm, supportive and successful writing community! Please sign up for our newsletter (above) to stay informed, and to receive free tips on writing and publishing successfully.
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We love the holidays at FCWS but, it has to be said, they can be stressful. So here’s a quick, simple way to create calm in just a few minutes from Dr. Marc Seifer, a graphologist and handwriting expert who wrote The Definitive Book of Handwriting Analysis. Seifer says that writing a calming sentence is a…[Read More...]
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