Thank you, first, for being so flexible and patient during these unsettling times. We are all figuring out how to keep writing and learning with each other from our own homes. As we announced last week, we have pushed back our spring session by two weeks and have moved ALL of our classes to Zoom. […]
We’re excited to launch this new blog on our site as a forum to share our writers’ work, introduce our instructors, and share our thoughts on the writing process. This week, I’m thinking about Toni Morrison again since watching the moving documentary about her life as a writer, “The Pieces I Am.” Have you watched it yet? As usual, Toni’s words and novel excerpts caused both inspiration and envy. As the writer Crystal Wilkinson wrote, “Toni Morrison makes me want to both write forever and never write again. And it’s always been this way.” Read more...
Dear Westport Writers’ Workshop Community, With an abundance of caution and consideration for our wonderful community, our staff and board have met and have decided to postpone the start of our Spring session to the week of April 13th. This postponement takes the Westport Schools’ spring break into consideration, which is the week of April 7th. […]
1.) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I wish I could point to a moment: Back in high school, furiously reading Slaughterhouse-Five or Catch-22, some classic of the American canon that just made me need to write. Or maybe college, needing to document my first bitter taste of heartbreak on a […]
The Room of Requirement is the magical room in the 6th Harry Potter book that only opens when it knows you need it, a room that can be whatever you need it to be, a room that transforms itself depending on who is entering. This is how I’ve come to think of The Writing Room […]
We’re so excited to offer this new drop-in opportunity for our writers! For those of you who have some extra time in the afternoons, but need a little extra motivation to get going, rotating instructors will provide timed prompts and be there to supervise, answer questions, and motivate you! Benefits for writers: Time set aside […]