Writing Workshops

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

Prices vary
Talks, panels, and workshops on the craft and business of writing, led by published authors and experts from the publishing industry.

101 Workshops

Three 1.5-Hour Sessions

Members $30/Session
General Public $35/Session
Online: Zoom credentials to be provided

Our 101 Writing Series is for early-stage writers of prose and poetry or anyone who is ready to explore their inner storyteller but doesn’t know where to start. Using examples from great books, workshops in the Novel, Short Story, Memoir, and Poetry offer a grounding in basic skills and strategies that will jumpstart your creativity and give direction to your practice. Each workshop is offered in a series of three sessions, which lend themselves equally to sequential or individual participation. Every season, 101 workshops will feature new authors to study and fresh approaches for honing your writing ability.

The Novel


If a course fails to meet the minimum registration, it will be cancelled and full tuition refunded. We make every effort to notify you 72 hours in advance.

• Requests for refunds must be received in writing at office@wab. org.

• If you withdraw from a class at least three business days before the first meeting, you will receive a full refund minus a 15% processing fee.

• The following deadlines apply:

• Mini Workshops, Special Topic Classes, Master Classes, and Gell Intensives: Tuition, minus 25%, is refundable when request is received 24 hours before the first session. Thereafter, refunds will not be issued.

• Six-Week Workshops: Tuition, minus 25%, is refundable after the first class meeting. Thereafter, refunds will not be issued. Tuition will not be pro-rated for missed classes.

• A $30 fee is charged for bad checks.