• Connecticut Resources for Writers

    Here you’ll find a collection of resources for writers in Connecticut, from conferences to local critique groups to literary magazines. If you live in Connecticut, these are some organizations you might want to check out:



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    Westport Writers’ Workshop

    Offers enriching, supportive creative writing workshops designed to nurture your creativity, inspire your imagination, and develop your writing skills.

    The Elizabeth Ayres Center for Creative Writing

    These online writing courses and East Coast retreats offer writers nurturing instruction and supportive community.

    Institute for Writers

    Learn how to write both fiction and nonfiction in the Breaking into Print writing course. The group’s instructors are professional writers and editors who develop teaching plans for writers’ individual needs and goals.

    Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association

    Its goal is to help authors (and aspiring authors) improve their writing and marketing skills and increase the visibility and sales of their books, columns and articles by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

    Wesleyan Writers Conference

    This conference welcomes new writers, established writers and everyone interested in the writer’s craft. The program includes seminars, workshops, readings, panel discussions and manuscript consultations.

    Yale Writers’ Conference

    A ten-day program of workshops, masterclasses, individual conferences and readings.

    Central Connecticut Writers Group

    A group of writers who meet to critique each others’ work in and around Middletown, Connecticut.

    Institute of Children’s Literature

    For more than 40 years, the Institute of Children’s Literature has offered the premier writing course, books and a newsletter to adults interested in learning how to write and be published for children and teens.

    Elephant Rock Books

    Publishes handsome books, quality fiction and nonfiction.

    Mark Twain House

    The Mark Twain House and Museum offers writing courses, workshops and events year-round.

    Write Yourself Free

    Creative writing workshops for adults in a 19th-century carriage house in downtown Westport, CT.


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