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Upcoming Classes

  • Writing with Conscience with Kavita Das

    Writing with Conscience with Kavita Das

    In this class, we will consider the following questions: How do we write compellingly yet responsibly about social issues? How do we write about the world as we’d like it to be without coming across as Pollyanna or propaganda?

  • Writing the Taboo with Suzanne Roberts

    Writing the Taboo with Suzanne Roberts

    Through a series of generative writing exercises, in this class we will break through the secrecy and shame that too often accompany taboo subjects.

  • Writing Speculative Fiction with Ruth Joffre

    Writing Speculative Fiction with Ruth Joffre

    This class will provide students with a strong foundation and fundamental understanding of how to build and rebuild worlds in order to achieve their writing goals.

  • Youth Creative Writing Summer Camps

    Online & In-Person for Summer 2024 More 2024 Details and Dates coming soon. Please subscribe to our Youth Newsletter to get first updates on camp information. StoryStudio is proud to…

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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.