Helping Writers to Rise and Thrive

Welcome to the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio!

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 at 85 Mill Plain Road, Suite F, in Fairfield, Conn. We’re a block from the train station and a minute off of I-95.

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STart that Children's Book Already!

Writing for Children and Teens, Level One

Do you want to write for children and/or teens? Maybe you have an idea you’d like to develop. Perhaps you’ve even written part of a story, picture book or chapter book—but you aren’t sure what to do next. Writing for young readers offers special rewards. An author’s words can bring joy and comfort, teach and inform,

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Magic Happens in the evening


With acclaimed teacher and writer Nina Kiriki Hoffman

Common wisdom says write what you know. We say, write what you want to find out about or explore. Write what you can invent!

Through a series of conversations on craft, in-class explorations and exercises, and feedback on your writing from the teacher and peers, we will explore how to develop characters, worlds, and plot elements for the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror in this fun and interactive workshop.

Nina Kiriki Hoffman, winner of both the Stoker and Nebula awards, leads this workshop. Each week, she will cover genre-specific issues.

On Writing

Creative Writing: Craft Class

This generative craft workshop explores the key elements of strong writing and storytelling, whether fiction or non-fiction, regardless of genre. Each week, we explore different aspects of creative writing, including developing compelling protagonists, exploring different points of view, experimenting with different writing forms, creating compelling scenes and more. You will leave each class with an assignment designed to elicit a new piece of writing. (You do not have to do it, and you may bring in a work already in progress.) As you workshop your pieces, you will receive direction, tools, tips and

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Novel-Writing 911

Good for you for writing a manuscript that more or less makes sense! Now what do you do with it? The Studio’s Stephanie Lehmann can help. She is a critically acclaimed author, awesome teacher, manuscript diagnostician and agent-insider. Stephanie can meet with you (virtually) one-on-one to help you navigate your roadblocks. Confused about scenes? Stuck with your plot? Bored with your dialogue? A session or two with Stephanie might be all that you need to get your book back on the path to success!

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Fabulous Workshops Starting Now

Now is the perfect time to strengthen your stories with our awesome slate of workshops at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio!

Whether you are a best-selling novelist, a brand-new blogger, a maybe-memoirist or are completely new to the page, we can help. Check out our workshops here!

Not sure where to start? Call us and we’ll actually chat with you, human to human!