You don’t have to consider yourself “a writer” to want to discover who you are on the page.

Explore your creativity through fiction, nonfiction, and poetry.

  • Writing Nonfiction

    February 29th to March 1st, 2020

    Nonfiction is now more abundant than ever—we read it in magazines, newspapers, books, and on the Internet. Nonfiction  writing is also wonderfully varied: memoir and travel writing, book reviews and scientific writing—all this “counts” as nonfiction.

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  • The Short Story

    March 21st to March 22nd, 2020

    Writing a short story is a wonderfully intricate process; we make countless creative decisions in the course of telling a single tale. During these two days, we’ll explore the most vital creative decisions and find what works for you as a storyteller.

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  • Flash Fiction

    April 18th, 2020

    What’s so great about very short stories? Well, you can read a work of flash fiction over a single cup of coffee. And writing a work of micro-fiction can be done in a day.

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  • Writing Memoir

    May 16th to May 17th, 2020

    A personal essay is 3,000 percent easier to write than a short story, claims writer Carol Bly.

    The essay is indeed a scalable form. In fact, this is our starting point for Writing Memoir: the personal essay. During this weekend, you’ll get the coaching to create a complete personal essay—from idea to first draft.

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Most writing happens when we're alone.

That’s why the Amsterdam Writing Workshops exists. To form a community around people who write. To secure a safe place for receiving writing feedback. To cultivate writing skill, and enhance power of expression.

Each month, from September to June, we offer a workshop or two. And while many of the topics may change, one thing remains constant: the Amsterdam Writing Workshops help writers write.

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