Writers in Progress


Writers in Progress is a haven where stories feel safe to come out onto the page… Bernadette Giblin

Writers in Progress’ mission is to provide the inspiration, community, support and editorial guidance to enhance writers’ lives and work.  Our small writing workshops and one-on-one mentoring/editing attract people who want to take their writing to the next level in a supportive, thoughtful atmosphere.

Founded by Dori in 1992, we have been helping writers discover their voices and complete their projects for two decades.  WIP alumni include Kris Holloway, Alison Smith, Ellen Meeropol, David Lovelace, Dusty Miller and Sally Bellerose, among many other published authors.

We offer weekly and one-day writing workshops year round in the Pioneer Valley, taught by Dori and other local authors.  Past WIP instructors have included: Jacqueline Sheehan, Ellen Meeropol, Suzanne Strempek-Shea, Linda McCullough Moore, Sarah Buttenwieser, Molly Burnham and Celia Jeffries.  Dori also hosts a 10-month Manuscript Intensive Series for writers working on book-length projects.

Our beautiful 700 square foot studio is located in the historic Brushworks Arts & Industry Building, in Western MA. The studio is available to rent for workshops, events or individual writing groups.  We also host a seasonal reading series, as part of our Live Literature Series.

Intensives and Workshops:

Manuscript Series

Weekly and One-Day Workshops