We are a small but growing writing organization in Massachusetts run by writers. We teach writing classes on the novel, the memoir, and creative non-fiction. We offer writing courses online and in person during three ten-week sessions per year. We also offer free craft workshops throughout the year on various writing topics.
We celebrate authors with something to say and encourage untapped voices. We believe that we can support the successful writer in this era and market by providing: space for new, growing, and accomplished writers to write, explore and learn; opportunity for writers to understand the market, the publishing world, and their place in it; and community for writers and the public to interact, share, and deepen connections.
The spring session begins on April 10th, 2023. Registration is now open. This year we are excited to offer a full range of classes, including prompt groups, critique groups, classes, workshops, and open mics. Over the last eight years, we’ve offered the vast majority of our classes for free. This year, in order to help us grow and to pay our teachers for the first time, we are charging a modest fee for our courses. We hope you’ll understand this change in policy and support our decision to grow and compensate our teachers fairly. Even with this change in pricing, we still fully believe SBWC offers the most economical writing instruction in central Massachusetts.
OPTIONAL ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
Starting in 2023, we will offer an optional rolling membership for the first time. If you sign-up to become a member for a cost of $200, you can take as many classes as you would like during the year for free.
PROGRAMS BY CATEGORIES
OUR IN-PERSON AND ONLINE COURSES
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US
WHY CHOOSE US
FICTION INSTRUCTOR AND PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD
PROMPT GROUP FACILITATOR
CRITIQUE GROUP INSTRUCTOR AND BOARD MEMBER
CRITIQUE GROUP INSTRUCTOR