Discover the path towards your writing transformation
Choose an offering to start your new writing life.
Write and learn within a kind and generous writing community. These offerings work well for writers who are looking for programs that support writing together within a more structured learning space.
Write more authentically than ever before in a four-month program that’s here when you’re ready to make writing a priority. Develop professional story writing skills, take creative risks, and connect to a network of writers who elevate you.
Write and learn through our independent learning programs. These offerings work well for writers who are comfortable learning and writing on their own.
Ready to put your writing out there? We offer an annual writing contest with a unique twist. You could be featured in the Little Bird Stories anthology!
Why write and learn with us?
We welcome people of all identities, races, abilities, and interests. We share an inclusive, generous, and heart-centred point of view, and are committed to cultivating a culture of
empathy and insight.
We’re Unlike Any Other Writing School
We believe in the transformative power of creativity and that writing should be joyful for everyone.
We have been running our programs online since 2010. We know what works best. Enjoy our programs from home, or wherever feels most comfortable. Get the support and engagement you need in our discussion forums and small classrooms.
“I signed up for the Story Course several years ago and ended up doing the Intensive in the following fall. Work that I did in the Intensive led me to submit a story to a Glimmer Train contest, where I placed as a finalist. After much thought and a lot of encouragement from the Story Course family, I applied to graduate school to pursue my MFA in creative writing. In January of 2018, I successfully defended my creative thesis and I graduated this May!
If it hadn’t been for this course, and the online ‘family’ I met who worked through the course with me, I never would have had the courage to pursue my dream and complete my MFA.”
— Amanda Niehaus-Hard
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