Ready to Get Involved?

Our community members come from all walks of life, all ages, and all kinds of writing experience, and we want you to be a part of our community. If you’re interested in writing or the literary world, StoryStudio has something for you.

Take a Class

Check out our in-person and online classes and register online today. Need help picking out a class? Email us or give us a call at 773-477-7710, we’re always happy to help!

Join the Team

Associate Board and Volunteers
Interested in volunteering with Stories Matter Foundation? Join our Associate Board! The The Associate Board meets quarterly to support Stories Matter Foundation through fundraising and community outreach. To learn more, click here or email Angie:

StoryStudio offers a work/study program for writers who wish to staff the front desk during classes in exchange for StoryStudio credits. While we collect applications year-round, work/study slots are filled each term. Interested? Send an email to Czaerra:

Marketing Intern
For 12-week periods, our Marketing team employs a social media & marketing intern. There is a small stipend, and we reserve this position for current students. Interested? Send an email to Czaerra:

Full- and Part-Time Positions
When we have job openings, you can find information right here.
No openings at this time.

Apply to Teach

Are you a writer who is looking for teaching opportunities? We provide creative writing classes to both adults and youth writers, and are always open to hearing from new instructors who want to join the crew. Please fill out this application form and pitch us some of your ideas. If it’s a good fit, our Program Curator will be in touch.

Connect with Us

The best way to stay up to date on offerings and announcements is to subscribe to our newsletter.

We also love social media! Follow us on FacebookTwitter, and our Instagram for thought-provoking articles, behind-the-scenes fun, writing quotes, and more. Our newest foray into social media is our TikTok account.

Loved your last StoryStudio class? Use your expert writing skills to leave us a review on Yelp or on our Facebook page.

Partner with Us

Interested in joining forces with StoryStudio to help organize or promote an event? Would you like help setting up a reading or literary event? Please fill out this form and we’ll get back to you with how StoryStudio can best assist.

We also want to partner with organizations around the city via our community engagement arm, the Chicago Stories Project. Reach out to if you’d like to learn more.

Engage with the Community

We offer more than just writing classes –– StoryStudio is dedicated to creating community of writers and readers alike. We have book clubs and podcasts, write-ins and retreats. There’s something for everyone. Take a look at our Community page to learn more, and join us.

Your Story Matters

We build communities of storytellers trained to question, explore, celebrate, and change their worlds using the power of story.

In 2019, we became a not-for-profit organization called Stories Matter Foundation to perpetuate storytelling beyond our own four walls in new ways and to new audiences. Our vision is to help others first see value in their stories, then acquire the skills and confidence to document and share them with others. Through a love of writing and storytelling, we also foster respect and appreciation for the lives and experiences of others.

Learn more about the Foundation here.