Learn the Art and Craft of Creative Writing

Virtual creative writing classes in an intimate and dynamic environment.

Our Mission

At the Lafayette Writers' Studio we believe in the transformative power of stories. We offer a variety of high-quality creative writing courses from award-winning authors both online and in person. We are dedicated to our students, their projects, and our literary community. 

What our students say

"The Lafayette Writers' Studio classes I've taken have built not only my skills as a writer--they have increased my confidence in my own style and helped me find my voice. I've become part of a local community of writers. The time spent workshopping my writing has proven invaluable, offering me peer review and feedback I have used to revise and strengthen my work. I can't recommend the classes highly enough. "

Classes for Youth

Fiction Writing Workshop: Grades 4-7

Teen Fiction Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

Teen Fiction Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

  • Storytelling is the basis for all modes of creative writing. If you can tell a good story, you can write anything. This virtual workshop will offer a place for you to  develop your story-writing strengths, while meeting other writers. In this workshop we will take your amazing ideas and learn how  fiction strategies can unveil moments so stunning and rich that it could only happen in a story.

Teen Fiction Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

Teen Fiction Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

Teen Fiction Writing Workshop: Grades 8-12

  • This virtual workshop will offer a place for teens to  develop their story-writing strengths, while meeting other writers. In this workshop we will discuss the published work of authors, examine the choices that they make, and then take your amazing ideas to create brief stories that are both stunning and rich.

Youth Intensive Writing Workshop & Ask an Author

Adventures in Creative Writing: A Virtual Summer Camp

Adventures in Creative Writing: A Virtual Summer Camp

  • It takes time and courage to write and to write well. This class is for the serious writer who seeks to maintain momentum in their writing, learn new strategies to strengthen their work, and meet other like-minded tweens and teens who are committed to learning everything they can about the written word.

Adventures in Creative Writing: A Virtual Summer Camp

Adventures in Creative Writing: A Virtual Summer Camp

Adventures in Creative Writing: A Virtual Summer Camp

  • Writers ages 10 and older will have the opportunity to explore the amazing, and fascinating world of writing in this creative summer camp.  We'll learn the elements of fiction, memoir and poetry, and then create our own poems, short stories, graphic stories or essays. In the process we will build friendships and discover all the powerful ways to tell a story.

Classes for Adults

Memoir Essay in a Month

Intensive Writing Workshop & Ask an Author

Memoir Essay in a Month

  • We like to think that an interesting moment will just fall in place on the page, but if we are going to do our memories justice, they deserve narrative order and reflection in a compelling, dramatic manner. A memoir essay is a true story well told.  In this generative class we’ll explore the many facets of the personal essay and then create vivid memoir essays of our own.  

Introduction to Editing

Intensive Writing Workshop & Ask an Author

Memoir Essay in a Month

  • So you've finished a first draft. What next? The next step is to learn how to edit your work in a fashion that not only addresses global issues in your narrative, but helps you strengthen your understanding of your piece. In this hands-on session, we'll show you key strategies you can use to edit the work of other writers or to revise your own work toward publication and beyond. 

Intensive Writing Workshop & Ask an Author

Intensive Writing Workshop & Ask an Author

Intensive Writing Workshop & Ask an Author

  • It takes time and courage to write and to write well. This class is for the serious writer who seeks to maintain momentum in their writing and begin to develop their book with an eye toward finishing it. This class is for the dedicated writer who is committed to seeing their project through to completion.

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