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Our Mission is an official education partner of Electric Literature, and we are the home for writers who want to strengthen their voice, develop a greater understanding of craft, and forge a path to publication along the way. Since our founding in 2016, our students have signed with agents, published books, gone on to funded MFA programs such as The Iowa Writers' Workshop, The Michener Center for Writers, Syracuse, Michigan, NYU, Columbia, Brooklyn College, UC-Irvine, and have been awarded fellowships from the Tin House Workshop, The Vermont Studio Center and The Elizabeth George Foundation, among others, and have won literary awards for their writing. You can see a round-up of student publications here.

Our instructors are among the most successful authors in the world: they're National Book Award and Pulitzer finalists, New York Times bestsellers, New Yorker, Atlantic, New York Times, Pushcart, Best American contributors, and more. Our global platform means we can attract the best instructors to help guide you in your writing journey.

Our mission, affirmed by our students, is to bring your writing out of the wilderness and into community. We offer online writing workshops, destination writing retreats, and individual consultations to fiction writers, nonfiction writers, poets, and screenwriters. No matter the stage of your career, there is a place for you at Our classes are inclusive and intentionally small, offered on a rolling basis throughout the year, and taught by award-winning authors. Our programs have been featured in Poets&Writers, Book Riot, Forbes, The Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, D Magazine, KERA Art&Seek, and elsewhere. You can Browse All Classes Here. For all classes, you can pay tuition in full or opt for equal monthly payments at checkout.

You're not just taking a class. You're joining a community.

At, we take your writing seriously. We place the highest importance on teaching the craft of writing so that students can produce meaningful and memorable work that has the opportunity to find a readership beyond the workshop. Essential to our mission, we want writers to be part of a literary community that they can take with them when the class ends. was founded on the idea that having a literary community is essential to the life of any creative writer.

For many writers, finding a community is an essential step that leads them to take their work and craft more seriously. If you're looking for an excellent creative writing workshop, you've come to the right place! We hope you’ll take your next step with us and enroll in one of our many creative writing courses.

Thank you for letting us be part of your writing journey. We'll do our part to walk along side you so that you can stay focused on the work that is most meaningful to you. We also want to keep you connected to the literary community. -Blake Kimzey, Founder & Executive Director

Founder & Executive Director

Blake Kimzey is the Founder & Executive Director of His collection of short tales, Families Among Us (Black Lawrence Press), was blurbed by Roxane Gay, Ramona Ausubel, & Matt Bell. His work has been adapted for broadcast on NPR and published by Tin House, McSweeney's, Short Fiction, Longform, VICE, and over 70 other literary journals. Blake is a graduate of the MFA Program at UC Irvine and sits on the Board of the Elizabeth George Foundation, and received a generous Emerging Writer Grant from the Foundation. He also co-wrote, with Kyle Minor, a dramatic WWII movie about the war-time actions of Polish underground hero Jan Karski, set for production in 2025. Blake has been awarded fellowships to attend the Squaw Valley Community of Writers and the Vermont Studio Center and a generous grant from Americans for the Arts Foundation. He has taught in the Creative Writing Programs at SMU, UT-Dallas and UC-Irvine. Listen to a recent interview with Blake on the Make Meaning Podcast. You can contact Blake here.