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Welcome

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, ten years later), 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. Today, over 2,500 writers have studied with us. Many have gone on to top MFA programs, and more and more are being published by both big houses and independent presses.

New York City is full of great writers. Come join them at Sackett Street.

Sackett Street Faculty

Jessica DuLong - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Jessica DuLong

Jessica DuLong is an author, journalist, lecturer, U.S. Coast Guard-licensed… More ›

Julie Sarkissian - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Julie Sarkissian

Julie Sarkissian was born in Los Angeles and raised in Orange… More ›

Michele Filgate - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Michele Filgate

Michele Filgate is an essayist, critic, and freelance writer. She… More ›

Dina Nayeri - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Dina Nayeri

Dina Nayeri's debut novel, A Teaspoon of Earth and Sea,… More ›

Polly Duff Bresnick - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Polly Duff Bresnick

Polly Duff Bresnick is the author of two chapbooks, Old Gus… More ›

Marie-Helene Bertino - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Marie-Helene Bertino

Marie-Helene Bertino's debut collection of short stories SAFE AS HOUSES… More ›

Rebecca Keith - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Rebecca Keith

Rebecca Keith’s poetry, fiction, and other writing have appeared in Vol. 1… More ›

Thessaly LaForce - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Thessaly LaForce

Thessaly La Force is a 2013 graduate of the Iowa… More ›

Kaitlyn Greenidge - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Kaitlyn Greenidge

Kaitlyn Greenidge is originally from Boston. She's a graduate of… More ›

Halimah Marcus - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Halimah Marcus

Halimah Marcus is Co-Editor of Electric Literature, a digital publisher… More ›

Cari Luna - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Cari Luna

Cari Luna received an MFA in fiction from Brooklyn College. Her… More ›

Ryan Britt - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Ryan Britt

Ryan Britt is a fiction writer, essayist and critic living… More ›

Orli Van Mourik - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Orli Van Mourik

Orli Van Mourik writes fiction and nonfiction and holds a BA… More ›

Austin Ratner - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Austin Ratner

Austin Ratner is the author of the novels In the Land… More ›

Josh Rolnick - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Josh Rolnick

Josh Rolnick’s debut short story collection, Pulp and Paper, was… More ›

Sophie McManus - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Sophie McManus

Sophie McManus is the author of the novel The Unfortunates, to… More ›

Rebecca Schiff - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Rebecca Schiff

Rebecca Schiff is the author of the short story collection What… More ›

A.N. Devers - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
A.N. Devers

A. N. Devers received her M.F.A. in Fiction from the… More ›

Lynn Steger Strong - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Lynn Steger Strong

Lynn Steger Strong holds an MFA from Columbia University where… More ›

Bill Cheng - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Bill Cheng

Bill Cheng is the author of Southern Cross the Dog. … More ›

Jessica Gross - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Jessica Gross

Jessica Gross’s writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine,… More ›

David Burr Gerard - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
David Burr Gerard

David Burr Gerrard is the author of the novel Short Century (Rare… More ›

Heather Aimee O'Neill - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Heather Aimee O'Neill

Heather Aimee O’Neill is the Assistant Director of the Sackett Street… More ›

Erika Anderson - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Erika Anderson

Erika Anderson's work has appeared in the New York Times,… More ›

Myung! Joh Wesner - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Myung! Joh Wesner

Myung! Joh Wesner graduated with an A.B. in English from… More ›

Amelia Kahaney - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Amelia Kahaney

Amelia Kahaney is the author of The Brokenhearted, the first… More ›

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Courtney Elizabeth Mauk

Courtney Elizabeth Mauk is author of the novels Spark (Engine… More ›

Ted Thompson - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Ted Thompson

Ted Thompson received his MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His… More ›

Karen Thompson Walker - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Karen Thompson Walker

Karen Thompson Walker was born and raised in San Diego,… More ›

Jenny Zhang - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Jenny Zhang

Jenny Zhang holds degrees from Stanford University and The Iowa Writers'… More ›

Julia Fierro - Faculty - The Sacket StreetWriters Workshop
Julia Fierro

Julia Fierro's debut novel, Cutting Teeth will be published by St. Martin’s… More ›