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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STart that Children's Book Already!

Writing for Children and Teens, Level One

NOTE: In-person for the FULLY VACCINATED! Otherwise, live on Zoom 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

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Develop Your Practice: Learn Something New!

Submitting to Literary Magazines

In this hands-on, fun and informative workshop, author and teacher Sally Simon will unravel the mysteries of getting published in literary magazines. Over the course of five weeks, you will learn: Each week, Sally will demonstrate and share tips and techniques for submitting your work. Questions are welcomed! Participants are encouraged to bring in a piece/pieces for submission, though that is not required. Sally will give you assignments over the course of the workshop to help prepare for submission, but you do not have to do them. The goal is to have you submit at least one piece of writing

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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 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! Wondering how

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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!