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Westport Writers’ Workshop, located in Westport, CT, nestled along the Saugatuck River, has been a creative enclave for over 125 years, beginning in 1910 when F. Scott Fitzgerald discovered our shores and was inspired to write The Great Gatsby. The artistic population of Westport exploded from the 1950s through the 1970s. Today Westport and the surrounding area is still a thriving community of artists. Actors Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward called Westport home, as well as Keith Richards, Nile Rogers, and Leonard Bernstein. Writers have continued to relocate here from New York City, including Shirley Jackson, Jane Yolen, Robert Ludlum, Jane Green, and Shonda Rhimes, to name a few.
For the past 20 years, Westport Writers’ Workshop has been a beacon of the literary arts community. Our mission to enrich, support, educate and connect local and nationwide writers pays tribute to this legacy. We are the place where writers go for every stage of creative development to learn, revise, edit and publish.
“Your class was
brilliant and it
changed my life!”
“The workshop gave me the boost I needed and took so little time, too. ”
“I was brimming over with writing energy after the class was over.”