Online Writing Courses and Writing Retreats

Online writing courses, writing retreats, and more

The Center for Creative Writing offers year-round online 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 craft and content as it is about getting to know your unique creative process so you can create a fruitful and sustainable practice.

Many of our students have only just named themselves writers. Some are returning to creative 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 a 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.

*Because Black lives matter, we donated 5% of the registration proceeds for the Sept. 8 session to The Loveland Foundation, which provides fellowships, residency programs, listening tours, and more to bring opportunity and healing to communities of color. Rachel Cargle founded Loveland after her 2018 social media campaign raised over $250,000 to provide therapy support for Black women and girls across the nation.

For the July 21 session, we donated 5% of registration proceeds to Boston University's Center for Antiracist Research, directed by Ibram X. Kendi. Kendi is the author of How to Be an Antiracist and Stamped from the Beginning: A Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America, which we strongly recommend.*

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

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.


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.