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Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan
555 8th Ave 14th Flr. Ste 1402
Between W 37th & W 38th Streets
New York, New York 10018
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this creative writing class:

Do you wish there was a place you could go for writing inspiration and practice? Where you could hang out with other writers? Without needing to make a long-term commitment or spend a lot of money? With food and drink involved?

Gotham Write-Ins are that place.

Here’s what happens. The teacher gives an interesting writing prompt. Everyone writes for a while. Then volunteers may read their work aloud. You take a break and socialize over refreshments. Then you go through the process one more time. Then you socialize a little more. It’s two hours of writer’s heaven.

No pressure, no critiquing, no angst...

Just untamed creativity.

No matter what type of writing you favor, this class is sure to shake up some fresh ideas.

Please Note:
If you arrive more than 15 minutes late, you may be turned away. If you have pre-enrolled, you will be given credit for another session.

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Refund Policy

Please note, this provider has a temporary policy for COVID-19 related cancellations which is as follows: 

We offer refunds if students withdraw two or more days before a class begins. This comes with a $50 fee, but we will likely waive this for COVID-19 related situations.   


Original cancellation policy (non-COVID-19)

All Classes (except One-day and Zoom Intensives and Write-Ins):

  • For a refund or credit, contact us two business days or more before your class starts. You can either choose to hold a full credit with us good for one year on other Gotham classes OR you can opt for a refund less a $25 administrative fee and your $25 registration fee ($50 total).
  • If you need to withdraw after your class has started (or one business day before it starts), you won’t receive a refund, but you’re welcome to a Gotham credit less the price of Week 1 and your $25 registration fee, but we need to hear from you two business days or more before Week 2 meets for that to happen. After that point, no credits are available.

One-day and Zoom Intensives:

  • You may reschedule a One-day or Zoom Intensive one time, if you notify us before the class begins. After that first reschedule, there is a $25 rescheduling fee.
  • If you notify us two business days or more before your class begins, rescheduling is free. If you notify us less than two business days before your class begins, there is a $25 rescheduling fee. If you don’t notify us until after your class begins, we cannot reschedule you.
  • You may get a refund (minus a $50 fee) if you notify us two business days or more before your class begins.


  • If you withdraw two hours or more before it begins, you’re welcome to a full credit good for one year toward another Write-In. No refunds are available.
  • If you simply don’t show up and don’t notify us in advance, you forfeit your money.

A few more things:

  • Credits are valid for one year and cannot be changed into refunds down the road.
  • Simply not attending class or notifying the instructor does not mean you've officially withdrawn.
  • Some exceptions are made on a case-by-case basis for medical emergencies with a doctor's note.
  • Refunds take up to six weeks to process.

Please understand, we can't issue a refund after classes have started, even if you miss your first class. Similarly, we can't offer you a credit one day before your second class or after that. We understand that other obligations get in the way of attending class, but these policies allow us to get other interested writers into class early enough to have a good experience, and this allows us to offer our classes at a reasonable price.

Important Notes:

  • Students are allowed to join a class in the second week.
  • Only those who pay the tuition in full can be guaranteed a place in class.
  • Class dates and times may be subject to change. A substitute may be assigned or make-up classes added to the end of the term.
  • Auditing and the recording of classes are not allowed.
  • For all classes, students receive a record of payment and registration.
  • Gotham reserves the right to remove any student at our discretion.
  • Gotham does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, or marital status.
  • Our courses are not intended to provide instruction that will result in the student's acquisition of occupational skills.


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Question from Sara S.
Is there alcohol at the class?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Yes, the Write-in will have wine available.
Question from Michelle B.
I want to attend the class on Friday but may not get out of work in time to make it there. Can I take a chance and pay at the door if I get there in time and there are still seats?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Michelle! If you will be booking the class through CourseHorse, you'll have to pay it once you book the class. We are not certain if the school will allow walk-in. But I hope you were able to come in last Friday. Thanks!
Question from anonymous
I am interested in taking the class called "write-in" that meets at the Gotham writers workshop. Can you please tell me a bit about how the class works. I realize it is a 2-hour class and that the teacher gives a prompt and we write. Do we share the writing at the end of class? does the teacher give feedback on the writing? or is this just so that we can practice writing?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! It's a 2-hour class split into two 45 minute parts, there is the one writing prompt in each part and those who want to share, can. The teacher gives feedback and the other students can chime in as well. In between the two parts, there is free wine and snacks.
Question from Mindy D.
Is they any write-in class tomorrow (Fri., 9/14)?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hey there, Mindy! Yes, there is a Write-In class today, however, the seats are sold out. You may be interested in joining the next date.
Question from Anonymous
Is the class in a building with an elevator?
Answer from Sharon R. Verified Student
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there, the school have elevator. Hope that helps!
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Question from Ruby
Is this an online course?
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi! This class is In-person and will be held at the school's Manhattan location. Unfortunately, the school does not offer any Online versions, but you might want to check out their Online classes by typing "Gotham Writers' Workshop" in the search bar and selecting "Online" in the City/Location.
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Reviews of Classes at Gotham Writers' Workshop (742)

(742 Reviews)
Reviewed by CARMEN J. on 2/9/2020
The class was so encouraging! I’ve been writing for years, but to myself. It was a good feeling to know that my writing reached others. I can now take a steps towards leaning in to reveal more of my writings.
Reviewed by Victor M. on 1/6/2020
Such a great class! Easy going and a safe space to share and brainstorm with the others in the session!
Reviewed by CARMEN J. on 11/10/2019
Such a nice experience, & I got a chance to write!
Reviewed by Mirna J. on 4/15/2019
Excellent. Couldn’t have been happier with this class. The instructor was amazing .
Reviewed by Steven R. on 3/10/2019
It was a lot of fun. The room was too hot.

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