More than ever, we are grateful for the resilience, generosity & compassion of our wonderful Sackett Street community.
All in-person NYC classes currently in session will meet online and we hope to have in-person NYC classes meeting by mid-May and are accepting applications now.
All ONLINE CLASSES will be offered at a discounted rate in order to give writers the support, inspiration and creative community (albeit remotely) needed during this unpredictable time.
In addition to our ONLINE CLASSES, we’ve created several new programs that will allow you to connect with fellow writers remotely and celebrate the craft of writing virtually with the creative community we value so much.
– WRITE AT HOME, a free video series on the craft of creative writing. Each video includes writing prompts and reading recommendations to inspire and motivate writers (and soon-to-be writers), and new videos are added every few days. Visit the Sackett Street YouTube channel for videos from instructors, alums and special guests.
– $15 ONLINE WRITING SESSIONS – Building a Community at Home
Every Tuesday from 3-4 pm EST (beginning 3/31), Sackett Street will host hour-long online community writing sessions conducted via Zoom, and open to writers working on fiction, non-fiction, and poetry.
The suggested payment is $15 per session, and we’re offering a discounted bundle of 3 classes for $30. We know this is a difficult time, so if you’re experiencing financial hardship please pay what you can.
To reserve your spot, please email us to register at least 30 minutes prior to class and we will send you more details.
Director & Founder
Books by Sackett Street alumni have been translated into 17 languages, won numerous awards, and made bestseller lists nationwide.
In 2002, I graduated from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and moved to Brooklyn, where I found myself pining for a community of enthusiastic writers and readers. I placed an ad on Craigslist, and the very first group of Sackett Street writers climbed the three floors to my brownstone apartment kitchen.
They were hard-working writers and passionate readers, but they were also accountants and copywriters and stay-at-home-parents and industrial engineers. As I filled class after class (many with returning students who still participate today), I realized that great writers were everywhere—not just at MFA programs and literary conferences.
Word spread that Sackett Street was a salon-like workshop with small classes, an intimate environment, dedicated instructors and motivated students. 17 years later, over 7,000 writers have studied with us. They have continued on to MFA in Creative Writing programs, and have published books at commercial houses and independent presses.
Read more about our alumni here.
NYC is full of great writers. Come join them at Sackett Street.
We are thrilled to offer our craft-focused workshops to talented writers outside NYC through our ONLINE classes. Because great writers live in every corner of the world.