Growing Stories Every Day
Writers at every level create at the Workshop, where we offer
- Weekly Creation Nights for guided writing to build stories together
- Monthly workshop groups for developing novels and memoirs
- Editing services for manuscripts, synopses, and coaching in craft
Creation Nights grow your writing. Workshop groups develop a book. Coaching lifts your writing skills. Editing polishes books to make them ready for submission to agents and editors.
Join a workshop to develop your book in progress. We meet at our studio space on weekends. By writing and submitting to a workshop, plus responding to the work of others, you develop stronger storytelling. Creative coaching and editing services also help you polish your work and shape it for publication.
Our videos and our blog articles show how to polish and develop writing. They're a resource for learning that supports our creation groups, workshops and coaching sessions. In Creation Groups you practice the crafts of writing, focusing on core elements. We meet to serve prompts and exercises for inspiration, then we hear you share what you've written.
— Ron Seybold, Director
The Creation Night Experience
In our evening Creation Groups you play while you learn what's powerful and effective about your natural writing voice. Through our Creative Spark exercises and prompts on Creation Nights
- We grow new writing to polish and expand later — or just for the creative joy
- Writers at our table learn and practice craft to improve and discover skills
- You hear only the high notes from fellow writers about your just-created work. It's strengths-based response that will help grow your craft.
Our debut edition of stories, poems, and prose from the Writers Workshop is a 56-page anthology from more than 20 Workshop writers. The stories and poems were launched during Workshop Creation Nights. Find a copy at Austin booksellers Malvern Books and BookPeople, or order it here. A portion of the book's proceeds goes to support the Austin Bat Cave literacy in schools program.