In my classes, I focus on pleasure in process. Because really great work comes from writers who enjoy making art.
This is a radical statement. Think about it: what if your creative writing wasn’t just another form of work?
Writing is about transformation, play, discovery. It’s about empathy and connection. It’s making meaning. It’s a mysterious and surprising process. Why shouldn’t that feel amazing?
Writers who accept the satisfaction that comes from writing with love can do extraordinary things.
Our incredibly successful graduates are proving it.
They’re winning prizes, publishing stories and essays, starting their own writing retreats, seeing their plays on stages, releasing new books — their accomplishments are an international light show.
Below, you’ll see a collection of alumni success stories. We update this long list of announcements four times a year. Take a look.
And if you’re a part of our school and you’ve accomplished something wonderful, please submit your success story, too!