Creative Writing

Welcome to the writing life at The Chang School!

Our goal is to jump-start your creativity and guide you through the craft of writing in various genres. Classes are small and students quickly form a community of emerging writers. Whether you are getting your feet wet with a beginner's course or making the final touches on your novel, we have a course to fit your needs.

Genevieve Scott“The Chang School is where everything really got started for me as a writer. Writing can be such a slow, solitary, and doubt-filled activity; these workshops change that. Writing exercises got my ideas unstuck and energized, deadlines helped me finish what I started, and the process of peer and instructor feedback gave me the courage and confidence to keep going. I made great friends in these classes – we still exchange our work!”

Genevieve Scott
Author, Catch My Drift (Goose Lane Editions, 2018)

What You Can Expect

Small classes with a hands-on approach
From the first class, you’ll roll up your sleeves and start writing.

Constructive and supportive feedback on your work
Featuring lively, useful discussions on matters of craft and finding your voice.

Tips on how to get published
Many of our students have published their work in journals, newspapers, magazines, and books.

Expert, award-winning instructors
Read our instructor bios.

Explore our Creative Writing courses


For more information, email Jenny Sampirisi, Academic Coordinator.