SBWC explores the art and craft of writing through hands-on workshops, lectures and panel discussions for writers working in all genres at every level of experience. For descriptions, times, and locations, please see Classes, Groups, Intensives, and/or Workshops.

SBWC classes are topical groups that meet weekly for a short duration and usually require pre-registration and a class fee.  Groups either meet weekly in 10-week sessions and include creative writing prompts or meet monthly for critique on a project the writer is already working on. Workshops are one-off topical sessions with a suggested donation and no pre-registration required.  Intensives are paid follow-ups to particular workshops and require pre-registration and a fee.

SBWC writing and critique groups and Saturday workshops are free and open to the public. The classes and intensives collect fees through PayPal which provides encrypted online transactions. For the comfort of all participants, checks may also be mailed to P.O. Box 111, Lancaster, MA 01523. In the event a refund is needed, SBWC will refund participants through PayPal or a check.

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These programs are sponsored by a grant from the Greater Worcester Foundation.




Worcester Publishing and Marketing Seminar

Thursdays, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., May 21st and 28th, 2020


Spurring the Muse Workshop with the Worcester PopUp

Thursday, June 11th, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


A Short Story Workshop with the Worcester PopUp

Saturday, June 13th, 2020, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


“My association with SBWC has given me my voice that I might never have heard without them.” – Joyce Derenas, author of The Long Shot