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Upcoming Classes

  • Writing with Pictures: a playful approach to generating new work with Laura Grothaus

    Writing with Pictures: a playful approach to generating new work with Laura Grothaus

    Laura Grothaus will share her experiences as a writer and visual artist who witnesses some of the most exciting work bubbling up in the spaces between mediums.

  • Writers Room: 10-Pack

    Writers Room: 10-Pack

    StoryStudio’s Writers Room service offers members use of our studio space for writing on Tuesdays and Fridays, by reservation. Our hope is that our space can provide concentration and inspiration away…

  • Writers Room: 1 Visit

    Writers Room: 1 Visit

    StoryStudio’s Writers Room service offers members use of our studio space for writing on Tuesdays and Fridays, by reservation. Our hope is that our space can provide concentration and inspiration…

  • Youth Creative Writing Summer Camps

    Online & In-Person for Summer 2024 StoryStudio is proud to offer multiple week-long writing workshops for young scribes. With our talented instructors, young writers can expect to learn elements of…

    Learn More: Youth Creative Writing Summer Camps

StoryStudio Chicago

We offer classes for writers to hone their craft, express their creativity, and communicate with confidence.

Stories Matter Foundation

StoryStudio is part of this 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit and community of storytellers. We aim to change worlds using the power of story.

Our Community

One of our main goals is building a community where writers and literary folks can come together to learn, share, and grow in the creative arts.

Read a bit from our blog…

  • 20 Stories: (#1) Ericka Carmona-Vega

    Ultimately, StoryStudio Chicago’s teachings and empowering methods of inquiry led me to finish my first novel of the Rise series.

  • 20 Stories: (#10) Rowan Beaird

    The first time I went to StoryStudio was for a write-in. I loved that the space felt like an apartment—the creak of the wood floors, the ambient bubbling of a kettle, deep couches, warm lights. Though it attracts talented, accomplished writers, there’s nothing intimidating about the space, and that sense of warmth and community is…

  • 20 Stories: (#11) Jasmine Sawers

    While writing itself is a deeply solitary endeavor, I came to realize that the support of other writers during the writing process was invaluable and, indeed, exactly what I had been missing since finishing my MFA.