We Are Open As Usual Today

Today is Thursday, December 14. The Studio is OPEN as usual.

Unless otherwise noted, we follow the Westport Public Schools schedule. When they are closed due to inclement weather, so are we. When they delay their opening, our morning workshops are cancelled and our workshops from noon on proceed as scheduled.

Have a safe and fun day!

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NaNoWriMo Open Studio Days, 2017

Are you hunkering down, trying to crank out words for NaNoWriMo or some other lengthy and creative project? Are your spouses, kids, partners, pets, chores, bosses and the like messing with your creative karma? No “room of your own” in which to write? We get it. We’re here to help. If you have taken a…

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November is National Novel Writing Month

“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.”  So say the organizers of this non-profit organization geared to helping you turn out 50,000 words in the month of November. We can help. Whether you’re working on a novel, a memoir, or another lengthy and creative work, the Fairfield County Writers’…

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Free “Writing for Kids” Workshop on Friday

Join our very own Victoria Sherrow on Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, as she leads you through a mini version of her awesome workshops. Victoria is the award-winning author of more than 100 fiction, non-fiction and picture books for children and teens, published by Harper, Macmillan, Scholastic, National Geographic, Golden Books, Henry Holt, and others. Victoria’s books have received starred…

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Summer Writing Retreat

  • August 15 & 16, 2017
  • Studio Staff
  • 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $65 per day, $100 for two days; (+$15 per day for lunch, optional)

Write In? Right On!

Spend the day at the studio writing without distractions, interruptions or lessons. We supply the space, the bagels, the coffee and the community. You share your writing hopes and intentions for the day, then work on your piece/s as you see fit.

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Summer at The Studio

Except for special programs and events, The Studio is closed for the summer. Feel free to call us at (203) 374-8343 if you need/want to reach us, or to email us at info@FCWritersStudio.com. We are always looking to offer intriguing and helpful workshops. Let us know if you have one in mind that you’d love to…

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Vanishing Point Launch Party!

Greetings, Friends of The Studio. Come join in the fun at our launch party for Vanishing Point, by The Studio’s own E.V. Legters. We’re opening our doors to a Sunday afternoon affair, June 4, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The party is free, but you need to let us know in advance that…

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Podcasting 101

  • Saturday, March 18
  • Ben Bogardus
  • 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., $75. Register soon as attendance is limited.

Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing methods of storytelling. Whether you want to share your creative writing, publish your works of journalism, or just speak to a world-wide audience on a subject you’re passionate about, we’ll show you how to put together a podcast from start to finish. All you need to make one is…

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Explore Publishing Options

  • Saturday, February 25, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Kimberly Caldwell
  • One Session, $45

You’ve written a book. Now what? In this morning workshop, we’ll discuss the main paths to publication–self-publishing, traditional publishing and independent presses. We’ll explain what you need to know regardless of the path you choose. What is your book’s category and genre? Is the book really finished? What is an “elevator speech”? We’ll discuss how…

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The Studio’s Holiday Gift Guide for Writers

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

The Sympathizer
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

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Happy Father’s Day!

Is there a dad in your life who loves to write? How about giving him a gift that’s personal, meaningful and everlasting: a writer’s workshop at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio! If you’re not sure what workshop is right for him (or for you, Dad), simply buy a gift certificate on our registration page and…

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Top Agent Talks Queries

A bookstore’s worth of thanks to top agent Marilyn Allen for hosting our query letter master class at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio on Saturday, January 30.

In this hands-on workshop, Marilyn, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Book Proposals and Query Letters,” and the co-founder of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency, showed participants how to craft a successful query letter for their fiction and non-fiction books.

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