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Founded in 1997, the St. Louis Writers Workshop (STLWW) is devoted to promoting excellence in creative writing. We offer various writing services, such as workshops, private instruction, editing, and proofreading. The St. Louis Writers Workshop staff are professional authors, editors, and writing coaches, many of whom hold MFA degrees or other distinguished publishing credentials. Our workshops, in particular, are intended to give structured feedback to writers in a setting that is professional, but also comfortable and compassionate.

Our Workshops


We offer writing workshops for adults in a casual, non-academic setting. Adults gain valuable, personalized writing instruction from high-caliber writing teachers and small-group peer input.¬†Our students range in age from teens to retirees. Among them are graduate students, teachers, lawyers, physicians, technical professionals, retirees, full-time parents, beginning writers, published writers, “rusty” writers, and writers who need a jump-start. The main criteria: the desire to write!


We also have a special creative-writing workshop for teens every summer called Fiction Writing for High School Students. Students range in age from 14 to 18.

Workshop Sessions

Workshop sessions and one-day writing seminars are sponsored throughout the year. We offer classes in:

  • Beginning Fiction
  • Generating Fiction
  • Poetry

  • Personal Essay/Memoir
  • Flash Fiction
  • Writing the Short Story
  • Works in Progress (short fiction and chapters)