Gotham Writers Workshop
Gotham Writers Workshop is a creative home in New York City and Online where writers develop their craft and come together in the spirit of discovery and fellowship. We’ve been teaching creative writing and business writing since 1993.
We teach the craft of writing in a way that is clear, practical, and inspiring. Explore our wide variety of courses for adults and teens, as well as our One-on-One options.
Gotham believes that ‘Writing Can Be Taught’:
Some people wonder if writing can be taught. Yes, of course, it can. We see this happening every day in our classes.
Writing is a craft, with time-tested principles such as how to show rather than tell or how to structure a story. When you learn to utilize these craft elements, your writing improves. And you should understand the basic principles of craft, even if you intend to do something unique or revolutionary, just as Picasso learned realism before he discovered a new way of painting.
People don’t normally question if carpentry or playing the piano can be taught. Writing is no different. Yes, there are intangibles involved—such as talent, inspiration, and determination—but these things can also be nurtured in the right environment.
Depending on the literary form, there are introductory courses like Creative Writing 101, Creative Nonfiction Writing 101 which give you a buffet like survey of fiction and nonfiction writing for the beginner. Then the individual courses like Fiction, Article Writing, Memoir Writing, Science Fiction & Fantasy Writing, Mystery Writing, etc. have Level 1, Level 2 and some have Level 3 courses.
New York City, New York