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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Summer Writing Retreats!

Summer Writing Retreats 2022

Why try to find the extra time or money to scoot away for a summer writing retreat when you can get the same or more accomplished at a retreat here in Westport?
At the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio, your retreat includes one, two, three or four days working on a project without distractions, interruptions or lessons. We supply the space, the bagels, the coffee, the instructions and the community. You share your writing hopes and intentions for the day, then work on your piece/s as you see fit.

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Summer Short: Picture Books

Summer Short: Picture Books

Join acclaimed author Victoria Sherrow as she leads you through a Summer Shorts version of her awesome picture-book workshop!

In four two-hour sessions, you’ll learn about how to craft different types of picture books, including “slice of life” stories, fantasy, realistic stories, folktales, talking animals, and more. You’ll understand how picture-book writers shape an idea into a manuscript with “child appeal.” Victoria will cover techniques for plotting, character development, description, viewpoint, and pacing.

Style and presentation are especially important, so you’ll learn ways to give the manuscript a pleasing rhythm and “read-aloud” qualities, with a text that flows well and fits the picture book format. You’ll learn what editors are looking for. Why do they say “yes” to some manuscripts and reject others?

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On Writing

Meet Your Writing Goals in 2022

NOTE: Live on Zoom. In-person for the MASKED + FULLY VACCINATED (vax card and mask required for entrance). Where do you want to go as a writer, and what are your goals for 2022? Instructor Victoria Sherrow believes that writers’ goals often fall into these categories: productivity, skills development, publication, marketing/sales and personal satisfaction. With each category, think about the progress you made last year. Did you achieve your goals? What practices worked for you—or didn’t? Which old goals will you keep? Which new goals will

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Now

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!