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 21 Charles St. in Westport, Conn. We’re a block away from the train station and a minute off of I-95.

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Writers’ Studio Gift Certificate

Looking for a special gift for the writer or budding writer near and dear to you (or inside you)? How about a gift certificate to the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio?

We have an extraordinary faculty capable of helping to bring a story from the heart and mind to the page or the screen.

Buy a certificate HERE. (Minimum purchase, $100.) Yes, we can personalize it and change the holiday theme! If you have any questions or need advice, feel free to call us or to email


Writing Fantasy, Science Fiction and Horror

THINGS THAT GO BUMP, POOF AND SPARKLE IN THE NIGHT: WRITING FANTASY, SCIENCE FICTION AND HORROR 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

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On Writing

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

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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!