How many students are in a class?
No more than 9 writers in an 8-week class, no more than 8 writers in a 6-week class. Our classes are small to insure each writer and his/her work receives the attention they deserve. Our generative Writing Sprints classes may have up to 10 students.
During the session, how many times will I have a chance to submit for critique?
In all 8-week and 6-week workshops, each participant has the opportunity to have their work critiqued twice in class (up to 25 double-spaced pages each time). In levels I and I/II, each writer has the opportunity to have their work critiqued once.
What does the workshop fee include?
The opportunity to have work critiqued twice in class (once for levels I and I/II) and thorough typed feedback from the instructor and all your classmates.
A private conference with the instructor to discuss your workshop feedback, your goals for your writing, or other writing-related topics such as applying to MFA programs, creating a reading list to develop your understanding of craft, and more.
Copies of published material discussed in class.
How does the application process work? What factors determine my class placement?
We are proud to be one of the few private workshops in NYC that uses an application process to make sure each class is balanced in terms of writing experience. The Director reads every application carefully and, based on their writing sample, their experience, and their goals, helps the applicant choose a class that is the best fit for them and their work. Writers applying for class levels I and I/II do not have to supply a writing sample. The applications are forwarded to the instructor so they can be familiar with the students’ work and background even before class begins.
Where do classes meet?
Our classes meet in a private space in bookstores, art studios and workspaces in Brooklyn. Some of our classes meet in the instructor’s homes throughout NYC. We also offer ONLINE CLASSES. The small class size and cozy atmosphere create an intimate salon-like atmosphere specific to the Sackett Street Writers’ Workshops. If you are lucky, your instructor might even bake cookies.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept checks and money orders made out to The Sackett Street Writers’ Workshop. We also accept PayPal, via invoice.
I’ve paid my $250 deposit, what’s next?
One to two weeks before the start date you’ll receive a welcome email with directions to the class location and materials for the first class, as well as your instructor’s contact information. The remaining workshop fee is due a week before class begins. Writers cannot attend class until the full fee is paid.
Are refunds available?
Your $250 deposit is refundable up to two weeks before the start date. Once a writer attends class, the remainder of the fee is nonrefundable. In order to maintain an intimate atmosphere that creates trust among participants, once class begins, we cannot add a new student once class begins. When a writer commits to participating, he or she is filling a spot permanently.
My employer reimburses me for classes? Can I get a letter of class completion?
Yes, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for an official letter of class completion.
Do you offer online classes?
Yes we do, check out our upcoming ONLINE CLASSES schedule here.