Online Writing Courses and Writing Retreats

Online writing courses, writing retreats, and more

The Center for Creative Writing offers year-round online creative writing courses in six-week sessions designed to help you get to the page and thrive there. We believe writing is for anyone, and that teaching "how to write" is as much about helping you explore your unique creative writing process as it is about providing lessons on craft and content. Our community-oriented, strengths-focused approach will help you build a more fruitful and sustainable writing practice.

Many of our students have only just named themselves writers. Some are returning to creative writing impulses after long careers in other fields, and many more at all stages of life are awakening to a call to connect, to tell their stories and record their truths, whether for themselves or for an audience, in their own way. No matter your level of experience, we have an online creative writing course that will help you write more and better, and a community to inspire and support you on your writing journey.

The time is now. Come write with us.

Other Offerings

For practicing writers looking for in-person or more in-depth writing experiences

Long Weekend Intensive Writing Retreats

Writing Retreats

Recharge, make connections, and WRITE at intimate, transformative retreats in beautiful places.

Private Writing Guidance Services

Private Writing Guidance Services

Polish a body of writing, compile and shape a manuscript, prepare submissions and samples, edit or copyedit, and more with a published industry expert.

Generative Writing Sessions

Generative writing sessions

For writers who know where they're going and have a lot of ground to cover, a generative session provides structure and the fuel of regular feedback.

Writing Exchanges

Join a collective to share writing and feedback in a self-guided, supportive atmosphere.


Not sure if you are aspiring, practicing, or just plain stuck? Interested in an offering listed here but want to make sure it will be a good fit? Read our Offerings FAQ, learn more about us, and contact us for a free consultation.