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"The St. Louis Writers Workshop has been very rewarding for me. The atmosphere is supportive but realistic: all of the writers are encouraged to understand what they do well and then make everything they write better. The criticism of people's work is always constructive. Nobody gets put down. Other students ask you, 'Would this work a little better if you...?', and it gets us thinking about how to improve our work. And when the class and instructor really like what we've written, well, we glow with pride at our creations and are encouraged to write more."
— Bob Crowe

About Us

St. Louis Writers Workshop (STLWW), founded in 1997, is a company devoted to promoting excellence and professional success in writing. We offer various writing services, such as workshops, private instruction, editing, proofreading, and more. The St. Louis Writers Workshop staff are highly accomplished authors, editors, and writing coaches, many of whom hold MFA degrees or other distinguished publishing credentials.


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 adult students have ranged from 21 to 77 years of age. 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 and various times throughout the year called Teens Who Write. Students range in age from 11 to 18.

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

  • Beginning Fiction
  • Generating Fiction
  • Poetry
  • Teens Who Write
  • Mixed Genre
  • How to Get Published
  • Personal Essay/Memoir
  • Advanced Novel Writing
  • Jump-Starting the Novel
  • The Craft of Fiction
  • Works in Progress (short fiction and chapters)

Other Writing Services

St. Louis Writers Workshop provides coaching and editing services for creative and business writing and also offers teens not only their own creative-writing workshops but also assistance in composing their college-entrance essays. Press here to find out more about these and other services.

"The teachers and students in the St. Louis Writers Workshop will improve your writing and your understanding of writing tremendously."
— David Carkeet, Past Director of the MFA program, Department of English, University of Missouri-St. Louis, author of The Error of Our Ways and eight other works of non-fiction.



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