Let’s be honest: writing is hard.

To sit in solitude daily and work on your stories or poems or essays requires fortitude and determination. But you don’t have to go it all alone. At The Writer’s Center, you’ll find a home. Let us help you find your story, and become a part of ours.

For four decades, The Writer’s Center has encouraged and supported the development of writers. Our members are part of a tightly-knit network of local—and, increasingly, national—literature enthusiasts dedicated to creating and promoting the literary arts. Over the years, many of our members have gone on to publish and receive significant critical recognition for their work.

Whether you’re looking to get involved in a literary community or publish your work, The Writer’s Center offers you the opportunity to foster your growth as a writer.

You can become a member today for only $60

(Please note that a limited number of hardship waivers are available. Send a brief statement of need to info@writer.org)

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The Writer’s Center offers more than 300 workshops annually in a variety of genres. If you’re a writer looking to improve your work, one of our professional workshop instructors can help you. As a member, you can register for any number of workshops at instantly reduced rates—as well as special member offers.

Members will receive:


With your membership to The Writer’s Center you’ll have direct access to your peers in the writing community. You can promote your work, write for First Person Plural, judge our scholarship and fellowship contests, and be part of an organization named by Poets & Writers Magazine as one of “eight places to go outside academia” for writing workshops nationwide.

Personal Enrichment

When you follow your impulse to string the ideas in your head together into a neat poem, essay, or story, you’re starting on a personal quest for fulfillment. Writing is one of the most powerful forms of self-expression, and the more you write, the more you understand your place in the world. In The Writer’s Center’s community you’ll grow as a writer—and as a person—while still having fun!