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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…
Thursday, September 3, 2020
Victoria Sherrow
10:30 to noon EST
Join our very own Victoria Sherrow on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, as she leads you through a FREE mini version of her awesome workshops. Victoria teaches Writing for Children, Level Two, Writing for Middle-Grade and Young Adult Readers, Level Two, and Writing Picture Books, Level One. Victoria is the award-winning author of more than 100 fiction,…
Wednesdays, Noon to 1:30 p.m., EST; Begins July 15, 2020
Tessa Smith McGovern
Five weeks, $250 Virtual, via Zoom
Do you have piles of notebooks filled with story snippets, outlines and notes written in longhand? Do you imagine stories when you’re out and about, only to have them disappear when you’re at your screen and ready to write? Do you wish you could talk out your stories, instead of attaching yourself to your…
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Joyce Maynard
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ($125) /10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ($175). See details below.
NOTE: THIS CLASS IS FULL Join extraordinary memoirist Joyce Maynard at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio for a one-day Master Class devoted to the art and craft of personal storytelling. Joyce is the author of the bestselling memoir At Home in the World and, more recently, of The Best of Us—as well as hundreds of short-form essays…
Tuesdays, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.; begins January 14, 2020
Jamie Chesbro
Seven weeks, $395 (Limited to six students)
If you’ve ever wondered how to transform your true stories into emergent essays of substance, this is the workshop for you. Essayists are in pursuit of discoveries. What we’re after are those illusive insights into the human condition that we sense and are driven to write. Come join us this fall and discover yours….
Now is the perfect time to kick-start your writing and strengthen your skills with our awesome slate of workshops at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio!! Whether you are a best-selling novelist, a burgeoning blogger, a maybe-memoirist or are completely new to the page, we can help. …
Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Begins September 17
Elizabeth Onusko
Seven weeks, $385 (Limited to six students)
Anne Sexton once said, “Craft is a trick you make up to let you write the poem.” In this workshop, we will use the elements of craft as lenses to look deeply into our poems. How do lines, stanzas, images, rhythm, figurative language, and voice alchemize on the page? Each week, we will explore…
Is there a dad in your life who loves to write? How about giving him a gift that’s personal, meaningful and everlasting: a writer’s workshop at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio! If you’re not sure what workshop is right for him (or for you, Dad), simply buy a gift certificate on our registration page…
Come join the fun on Thursday, May 10, from noon to 1:30 p.m. as Karlin reads from her new book, “An Extraordinary Ordinary Moth,” which was born and nurtured at our studio! Afterward, learn a few things as Karlin and her instructor, master children’s book writer Victoria Sherrow, explore tips, techniques, craft and secrets of writing for…
Saturday, May 19, 2018
Chris Knopf
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or thereabouts, $25 (public), $20 (FC Writers Studio Students, and Sisters in Crime)
Are you writing (or do you want to write) a thriller, a cozy, a caper, suspense, or any other type of mystery? Don’t know your puzzles from your police procedurals? Need some help with craft, structure, composition and more? And do you want to sell your book? Best-selling author and publisher Chris Knopf can help, whatever…
Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018
Marilyn Allen
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or thereabouts, $30 to pitch, $15 to watch
Back by popular demand: Pitch Party 2018! Get ready to Join us at The Studio for mimosas, coffee and bagels on Saturday, February 3, to pitch your non-fiction work! (Fiction pitch party coming in March.) Pitch your book, or simply listen and learn as others pitch theirs out loud to top non-fiction literary agent Marilyn…
“National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing.”  So say the organizers of this non-profit organization geared to helping you turn out 50,000 words in the month of November. We can help. Whether you’re working on a novel, a memoir, or another lengthy and creative work, the Fairfield County…
August 15 & 16, 2017
Studio Staff
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; $65 per day, $100 for two days; (+$15 per day for lunch, optional)
Write In? Right On! Spend the day at the studio writing without distractions, interruptions or lessons. We supply the space, the bagels, the coffee and the community. You share your writing hopes and intentions for the day, then work on your piece/s as you see fit….
Except for special programs and events, The Studio is closed for the summer. Feel free to call us at (203) 374-8343 if you need/want to reach us, or to email us at info@FCWritersStudio.com. We are always looking to offer intriguing and helpful workshops. Let us know if you have one in mind that you’d…
Greetings, Friends of The Studio. Come join in the fun at our launch party for Vanishing Point, by The Studio’s own E.V. Legters. We’re opening our doors to a Sunday afternoon affair, June 4, 2017, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The party is free, but you need to let us know in advance…
Saturday, March 18
Ben Bogardus
9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., $75. Register soon as attendance is limited.
Podcasting is one of the fastest-growing methods of storytelling. Whether you want to share your creative writing, publish your works of journalism, or just speak to a world-wide audience on a subject you’re passionate about, we’ll show you how to put together a podcast from start to finish. All you need to make one…
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Faculty
1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., *free to FCWS STUDENTS, $15 drop-in fee for the public
Most faculty members at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio are working writers in addition to being awesome teachers. How do they manage to meet their deadlines, write their books and stories, teach classes and follow their own creative paths? They’ll share  tips, strategies and techniques for reaching myriad writing and publishing goals at this…
Looking for something this holiday season for the special writer in your life? We’ve assembled a couple of dozen gifts that might do the job! Do Not Disturb. Writer at Work Durable plastic door hangar. $6.99 The Sympathizer By Viet Thanh Nguyen. Carol’s favorite novel of 2016. $7.39 Best American Short Stories As selected by Junot Diaz. $8.90 Cocktails for Book…
A bookstore’s worth of thanks to top agent Marilyn Allen for hosting our query letter master class at the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio on Saturday, January 30. In this hands-on workshop, Marilyn, author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Book Proposals and Query Letters,” and the co-founder of Allen O’Shea Literary Agency, showed participants how…