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
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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.
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Please join us, either in person or via Facebook live stream, for a special overnight write-in/lock-in and spend the first night of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month – but feel free to work on any type of writing project!) at the library. Patricia Dunn, author of the critically acclaimed novel Rebels by Accident, gets things started with a keynote address…[Read More...]
We are honored to announce that the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio has been named as the creative partner for the Westport Library’s brand-new WestportWRITES initiative.
WestportWRITES is a comprehensive and free program designed to guide writers through all stages of publishing and to offer year-long support of National Novel Writing Month entries. Whatever your need, there will be an event to help you!
The first class in this series is a two-part introduction to Scrivener Writing Software (9/26 & 9/28, 6:30-8:30p.m.), taught by author Chris Friden, who also teaches Introduction to Scrivener workshops at FCWritersStudio.
It continues with ‘Get Ready to Write your Novel‘ on 10/2 from 2-4p.m. with this introductory presentation by author Stephanie Lehmann. She will go through her 8-step novel planning course and highlight the tools you need to start writing your novel. Stephanie teaches the ‘Art and Craft of Novel Writing‘ and ‘Write Your Story to Prompts (Fiction)‘ at FCWritersStudio.
Then, on 10/31 at 11p.m., join a special overnight write-in/lock-in and spend the first night of NaNo at the Library. Patricia Dunn, author of the critically acclaimed novel Rebels by Accident, gets things started with a keynote address which will also be live streamed on Facebook. And then at midnight, it’s off to the races! Patricia is the Director of the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. She teaches full day, guided writing retreats at FCWritersStudio. The next retreat is Saturday, November 19 from 10a.m. – 5p.m. Please register by CLICKING HERE.
Then end the month of November by celebrating with us at the NaNoWriMo Write-Out on Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 9:00 PM – 11:59 PM. Please register by CLICKING HERE.
There will also be workshops and events in November and December and, in December 2016, when NaNoWriMo is finished, we will facilitate the creation of small groups of writers who can work together and support each other on the writing journey.
Look for WestportWRITES programming every month leading up to the Westport Library Author Fair on May 13 (when authors will share their books and how they got published), and the Westport Library Writers’ Conference (when you can pitch your book to agents) on June 10 2017.
To stay informed as events are announced, please sign up for our newsletter on the home page. We look forward to meeting you and helping you write, get published and build your writing career!
(Please note: delighted to say we had 25 attendees to the Scrivener workshops and 40 to the Outline Your Novel workshop! Let us know if you’d like to see a particular topic covered and we’ll do our very best to accommodate you.)
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