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 Memoir: December 2019

    December 14th to December 15th, 2019

    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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  • Simply Writing

    January 25th to January 26th, 2020

    Do you only write when you have an assignment? What obstacles do you experience to writing? How can you structure your life in order to keep writing? How, exactly, do you finish a piece of writing?

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  • 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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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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