Welcome to Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop! We are a creative writing school offering workshops and public events in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. All our classes are held in Commons Coworking in Williamsburg, MA (about a ten minute drive from Northampton) and taught by our talented instructors, all professional writers and authors with published books, stories, poems, and essays; MFA's and advanced degrees; and years of experience in the literary world. We offer one-day and multi-week workshops on a range of topics, from craft-based intensives on structure, dialogue, character development, etc. to workshops that examine process, tackle writer's block, or introduce you to new ways of bringing writing into your life. Our classes are small (6-12 people), casual, and informative! Each workshop - whether one-day or multi-week - contains concrete instruction, a look at example texts, group discussion, and an opportunity to try your hand at in-class writing exercises. For those looking for a longer workshop and feedback from a group, we run an 8-week fiction workshop twice a year in the fall and spring, for writers who have completed stories they'd like to workshop, and we accept applications all year round. We're also constantly adding new classes as well. If you'd like to stay informed about special offers or new events, subscribe to our newsletter (at the top of this page)!
Above all, our writing workshops offer a nurturing, supportive, and inspiring community for writers of all levels and backgrounds. If you're hungry to learn and write, get involved!