Westport Writers' Workshop



At Westport Writers’ Workshop, everyone is a writer. We believe that all people, especially the underserved communities, benefit from the healing power of writing and story-telling.


We offer scholarships to help eligible writers partially fund their workshop tuition. Apply here.


Since 2019, we’ve established the Westport Writers’ Workshop Outreach Fund to offer underserved communities FREE writing workshops taught by our distinguished instructors.

We are offering, or have offered, free in-person and online workshops to these communities:


We also hold free workshops via Zoom for:

  • Essential Workers

  • Writers Healing From Trauma

  • Women Affected By Breast Cancer


As a nonprofit organization, we depend on donations from supporters like you.

Every gift helps WWW offer to ALL communities free workshops on creative writing, copy-editing, publishing and

free public literary readings.

Westport Writers’ Workshop, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization with a 501 (c) (3) tax status,

and donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Make an Online Donation Here

Westport Writers’ Workshop, Inc. is a non-profit charitable organization

with a 501 (c) (3) tax status, and donations are tax-deductible to the extent of the law.

Kindly make your check payable to:
Westport Writers’ Workshop
25 Sylvan Road South, Suite J
Westport, CT 06880


Call +1-203-227-3250




We are extremely grateful for Valerie Leff for her years of leadership and deftly transitioning the business to a nonprofit, and for Juanita Leff, whose generosity from the inception of WWW has helped to create a thriving business and successful organization that we are today. 


We are grateful to our contributors for their support

Larry Ackerman

Kathryn Adams

Adele Annesi

Nancy Austin

Jennifer Bannerton

Sandra Bendfeldt

David Bjerklie

Michelle Bradley

Wendy Cecio

Ina Chadwick

Margaret Cole

Kristine Conroy

Thomas Cowen

Beth Criswell

Lorraine Danza

Anton Deiters

Melissa Devaney

Kathy Dhanda

Frank Doherty

Francis Doherty

Amy Egbert

Michael Farley

Marshall Findley

Karen Fisher-Baird

Ellyn Gelman

Linda Gibson

Galia Gichon

Neil Gluckin

Kate Hall

Saira Hopper

Kris Jandora

Christopher Jay

Maureen Judge

Nikki Katt

Amy Koch-Oman

Richard Kravitz

Leslie Lawrence

Valerie Leff

Anne Lonergan

Meghan Lonergan

Carolyn Lynch

David Mangini

Deborah Martin

Nancy Matthews

Holly Mensching

Trish Minskoff

Wendy Mitchell

Maggie Mudd

Maeve Nesci

Adam Oestreicher

Nick Ord

Anne Palitz

Torri Park

Parrish Foundation

Jim Perakis

Donna Peterson

Devon Pike

Josy Pitaro

Alison Pratt

Laura Prior

Cathryn Quinn

Corey Rainone

John Richers

Liz Robb

Kristen Runk

Maritza Ryan

Elizabeth Salem

Stephen Sander

Elizabeth Saunders

Blake Schnirring

Stephanie Scott

Leila Shields

Marcy Shinbaum

Kathleen Sullivan

Ellen Thomas

Louise Tolmie

Alfred Vanderbilt

Jerry Ward

Linda Waterbury

Kate Waters

Steve White

Courtney White

Monica L. Woo

Getting nurtured and validated both by the instructor and other participants gave me a sense of feeling replenished and of having “my cup” filled – it is hard to give to patients and clients when our own well is empty and this class definitely helped me to keep giving to those I care for.