We are thrilled to announce IN-PERSON CLASSES IN NYC starting this spring.
All ONLINE CLASSES will continue to be offered at a discounted rate in order to give writers the support, inspiration and creative community (albeit remotely) needed during this unpredictable time.
Thank you for writing with Sackett Street.
Director & Founder
Not sure what class is right for you? Submit an application and we’ll let you know!
It’s our 20th birthday!
Thank you to the 10,000+ writers who’ve written with us since 2002.
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. 20 years later, over 10,000 writers have studied with us. They have continued on to MFA in Creative Writing programs, received distinguished rewards and fellowships, 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.