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29 Best Creative Writing Classes in Boston

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This directory of creative writing courses will help you find the right class for you. Simply filter by genre, price, and location to find the writing class that best fits your needs.

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Viable Paradise

Viable Paradise


Viable Paradise is a unique one-week residential workshop in writing and selling commercial science fiction and fantasy. The workshop is intimate, intense, and features extensive time spent with best-selling and award-winning authors and professional editors currently working in the field.

Prerequisites: Application with cover letter and 8,000 word manuscript.

Location: Boston

Categories: Science Fiction, Fantasy

Level: Advanced

Class size: 24

Price: $2,450.00

Start date: August, 2023

Website: https://viableparadise.com/


Ready to work with professional actors to bring your script to life? Want to get your script produced, get an agent, or apply for an MFA program? In this intensive forum, you will polish and complete a full-length screenplay or television pilot.

Prerequisites: At least one act or thirty pages of a screenplay or television pilot completed.

Location: Boston

Categories: Screenplay

Level: Advanced

Course length: 10 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 9

Price: $700.00

Start date: January, 2023

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/advanced-scriptwr...

Memoir in Progress

GrubStreet


Writing the first draft of your memoir can be daunting. Determining its scope, narrative voice, and perhaps the most challenging of all, figuring out how to handle time, are no easy tasks. But guidance in a group setting of peers facing similar questions can help. This class will tackle these big-picture issues and ultimately help you find your book structure and refine your story.

Prerequisites: Please come to the first class with a copy of "an elevator pitch" for your memoir.

Location: Boston

Categories: Memoir

Level: Intermediate

Course length: 8 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 10

Price: $530.00

Start date: May, 2023

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/memoir-in-progres...

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The class will include in-depth workshops of student writing, discussions on the art of the personal essay, and readings of works in the genre, including but not limited to pieces by Matthew Salesses, Jerald Walker, Roxane Gay, and more.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Essay

Level: Intermediate

Course length: 8 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $530.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/developing-your-p...


In this six-week class, we will explore an array of acclaimed novels in order to learn more about the genre of historical fiction, and to improve and expand our own works of historical fiction. Each week we’ll read excerpts from two historical novels and discuss these readings in class.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Fiction

Level: Any

Course length: 6 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $385.00

Start date: November, 2023

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/historical-fictio...

6 Weeks, 6 Stories

GrubStreet


Whether you want to expand your knowledge, experiment with new forms, or just produce fresh work, this fun, intensive class will give you the opportunity, over six weeks, to write six new short stories or scenes (500 to 1000 words) that might stand alone or be part of longer work.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Short Story

Level: Any

Course length: 6 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $385.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/6-weeks-6-stories...

6 Weeks, 6 Poems

GrubStreet


Whether you're looking to experiment, produce new works for a collection, or work on revisions, this workshop offers the opportunity to broaden and deepen your knowledge of poetry. Each week, we’ll study the craft and vision of contemporary poets and respond to in-class prompts.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Poetry

Level: Intermediate

Course length: 6 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 13

Price: $385.00

Start date: June, 2023

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/6-weeks-6-poems-26/

6 Weeks, 6 Essays

GrubStreet


In this fun, intensive class, over the course of six weeks, writers will produce six short essays (between 500 and 1,000 words each). Each week we will look at model essays, and students will respond to prompts based on the works we have read. At the end of the class, students will leave with a path forward to possible publication for their half-a-dozen essay drafts!

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Essay

Level: Any

Course length: 6 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $385.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/6-weeks-6-essays-...

6 Weeks, 3 Essays

GrubStreet


Sometimes the smallest moment (or the shortest essay) holds the greatest revelation. But when it comes to writing our own lives, it can be difficult to know where to begin. This course is for writers who are ready to produce new essays, but need the inspiration and accountability to get started.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Essay

Level: Intermediate

Course length: 6 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $385.00

Start date: May, 2023

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/6-weeks-3-essays-4/


Got a book project that you can't seem to finish? We're here to help. Bring your book-length project, in any genre, and we'll help you take meaningful next steps towards completion. We'll start with discussing productivity, motivation strategies, and study the routines of working writers.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Book

Level: Intermediate

Course length: 6 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $355.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/the-finish-line-c...


Writing a novel can be an incredible journey of self-discovery. Not only is finding time to write difficult, but overcoming psychological blocks and narrative slumps takes patience and practice. In this workshop, students will generate new material each week based on prompts from the instructor.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Book, Fiction

Level: Any

Course length: 6 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $355.00

Start date: Open all year round

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/jumpstart-your-no...


In this generative class, writers will receive a weekly prompt to write a nonfiction flash essay (100 to 1,000 words), share their work for feedback, and then revise their essays outside of class time. Students will walk away with 4 pieces in various states of completion, as well as resources for where to submit flash for publication.

Prerequisites: No prerequisites

Location: Boston

Categories: Essay

Level: Any

Course length: 4 sessions (3 hours)

Class size: 12

Price: $260.00

Start date: June, 2023

Website: https://grubstreet.org/findaclass/class/4-weeks-4-flash-e...

So you’re looking for creative writing classes in Boston

Congrats! By committing to taking a creative writing class in Boston, you’ve taken a big step towards improving your writing skills, and what better place to do it than in The City on a Hill? Some of the world’s most famous authors have come from Boston, including Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and Louisa May Alcott—and you may be next to join their ranks.

This directory of the best writing courses in Boston is meant to help you locate the right one for yourself.  We’ve included filters for price and genre so that you can quickly sort through the writing classes. And before you commit to any one writing class, consider the following questions:

  • Who is the instructor?
  • What is the price of the writing course?
  • How far away is the writing course in Boston? Is there a remote alternative?
  • How long could the course last?

Got any questions about finding the right writing class in Boston for you? Feel free to reach out to us at service@reedsy.com. Good luck!

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