Writers in Progress

cropped-writing-workshop-with-muffins.jpgWriters in Progress is a haven where stories feel safe to come out onto the page…    

Writers in Progress’ mission is to enhance writers’ work and lives with writing workshops and retreats, mentoring, coaching and editorial support.  Housed in a beautiful western Massachusetts artists’ studio, our small workshops and one-on-one mentoring attract people who want to take their writing to the next level in a thoughtful and inspiring space.

Dori founded Writers in Progress in 1992, with the belief that everyone has an epic tale to tell, that stories are essential in our lives and culture, and that the writing life calls for both rigor and playfulness, both accountability and support.  To this end, we have been offering workshops, coaching and editing services for two decades, to help writers discover their voices and complete their projects.  WIP alumni include Kris Holloway, Alison Smith, Ellen Meeropol, David Lovelace, Dusty Miller, Ruth Lehrer,  Sally Bellerose, and 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.  All our writing workshops are taught by published, professional writers and emphasize writing time, community and craft development, giving and receiving feedback, and nurturing creativity and confidence.  Workshops include refreshments.  One-day workshops meet for a full day Saturday, with a break for lunch. 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.

Please join us at the studio September 9th, 6-9 pm at our 25th Anniversary Reading and Celebration, with refreshments and short readings/talks by WIP instructors, Jacqueline Sheehan, Randy Susan Meyers, Cindy Littlefield, DM Gordon, Chivas Sandage.



Writing Workshops

Manuscript Series

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