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We know that, sometimes, writers aren’t quite ready or able to sign up for a class, but you can still join our warm, accomplished and inspirational community of writers!

We have many free events such as our monthly Open Mic Night – With a Difference!, where you can mingle with other writers, listen to readings whilst sipping a complimentary mimosa, and/or learn how to give an expert reading of your own work and be filmed (optional).

There are also many free, year-round events we’re organizing in partnership with Westport Library through our brand new WestportWRITES program. You don’t have to live in Westport to attend, and all levels are welcome! Sign up for our newsletter on the home page to stay informed.

We also know that all sorts of cool stuff for writers is happening in and around Fairfield County. Is there something you’d like us to include on this page? Feel free to let us know about it at (No press releases, please; just a few lines that we can share with the Fairfield County writing community.)


Accolades pour in for “nine, ten: a September 11 story”

“Every word was perfect, necessary, and profound.”

This, from teacher, reviewer and book lover Patrick Andrus, in his review of Nora Raleigh Baskin’s new book “nine, ten: a September 11 story.”

What a treat it was to attend Nora’s launch on Facebook on Sunday evening. I’ve been to lots of launches, but this was my first on Facebook. What I found so compelling was how interactive the event proved to be; so much more than I’d expected and, I daresay, much more than many in-person launches. Readers asked questions not only of Nora, but of each other. There, on Facebook, they seemed to find community even though many were far, far away from New York.

Good books can do that. They can bring people together. They can help build bridges in the wake of destruction. Congratulations, Nora, on writing yet another good book. We are fortunate to have you teaching with us at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio. –CD