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

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.

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New! Early Summer Master Class. Spots Limited!

Level Up! Harnessing Revision with Heather Webb

In this one-week intensive master class, bestselling author and teacher Heather Webb helps you elevate your story or manuscript to new heights. First, assess where your story/manuscript stands (from a kind, wise professional’s perspective). Then, in work sessions each day, learn how to transform characters from decent to dynamic; openings from ho-hum to humming; structure, style and voice from average to awesome.

On Writing

Creative Writing: Craft Class

NOTE: Live and in-person for the FULLY VACCINATED! (Otherwise, live on Zoom.) 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.)

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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!