We are the leading private creative writing school in New York City and online. Professional writers present workshops in more than a dozen forms of writing. Our interactive online classes, selected as “Best of the Web” by Forbes, have attracted thousands of aspiring writers from across the United States and more than one hundred countries.
The school was founded in New York City in 1993 by two writers, Jeff Fligelman and David Grae. Prior to starting the school, both Fligelman and Grae had received graduate degrees in creative writing and had taught writing at a variety of schools and universities. Fligelman and Grae founded the school so that they could provide students comprehensive classes on the craft of writing, which they had been unable to find anywhere else at the time.
The result was the development of highly structured classes, which employ three main teaching tools:
Jennifer is a great instructor with tons of industry experience. She's fun to listen to and gave so many helpful tips for getting our stories out into the world. Thanks, Jennifer!
A fun, different kinda night out. I brought my husband as kind of a date-night. We both enjoyed the writing and snacks/wine, and met some nice people. The experience was very social, and a really fantastic way to meet people.
A great, easy-going, open-ended write-in
I didn't think the 'break' was necessary and class ended 15min early. Otherwise it was very enjoyable!
Really helpful class with good material and really good mini-lectures from a New York Times editor, who provided valuable insights into the writing and editing process. Highly recommended.
Kody was a fabulous teacher and I gained a LOT from this course. I was already experienced with creating writing classes, but had taken none explicitly for children's book writing. I appreciated approaching both the lessons and the workshops from that unique perspective, and learned a lot. I'd definitely take another writing class with Kody!
Great class. Excellent instruction!
on time. Ron is a very creative and positive teacher. I plan to take a class next year. Lynn Ritchie
Took a class with Jim Mendrinos before. Great class and great instructor.
Karen O'Malley O.
Arlaina was a wonderful teacher -- smart, strong, funny, organized, engaging. A great survey course on the structure of fiction: character, plot, point of view, voice, etc. (especially for the newbies like me), with interesting exercises sprinkled throughout.