The Creativity Workshop in New York - July 26-29, 2024

New York, New York, United States

Jul 26 - Jul 29, 2024


SCHOLARSHIP:None Available

CONTACT: Karen Flores
PHONE: +1 212 203-3252

The Creativity Workshops take away the fear of writing and open the way to new ideas. They are especially helpful for writers in fiction, poetry, memoir, theatre and film to get over writing blocks.

In our Creativity Workshop Retreats you will generate both new work and ideas for the work you are in the midst of creating. We use many different techniques to help you find your way through the novel, essay, poem, memoir, or script you are writing or hope to write. In The Creativity Workshop you will be doing free writing, writing from guided visualizations, collaborative writing, journaling and memoir work and even some rudimentary drawing, collage and photography.

Keeping writing from getting stale

During our classes we alternate between writing, visual exercises and oral exercises because they stimulate different parts of the mind and body. We believe that getting out of your writer’s head for a few moments and into a bit of art and oral storytelling keeps the writing from getting stale. It also combats the kind of perfectionism that keeps you from writing at all.

Tools for a lifetime

You will find the tools we provide in our creative writing classes extremely beneficial in helping you outrun the inner critic that doesn’t give your imagination a moment’s rest. When you can escape over-rational thinking in art, it allows you to discover many unexplored images and themes.

Share with people from all over the world

A typical Creativity Workshop will have people from all over the world and from many disciplines with one thing in common–the love of the process of creative work. Class time will be a combination of teachers’ talks, individual exercises, and group work. The atmosphere in our creativity writing classes is nurturing, inspiring, and fun. Many people have found The Creativity Workshop to be a life-changing experience.

Shelley Berc

Many writers have credited writing their first books, scripts, and memoirs to taking our creative writing courses and class. Shelley Berc, co-instructor and director of The Creativity Workshop, has a great deal of experience teaching how to overcome writer’s block. She is a novelist and playwright and was a professor in the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program and Playwrights Workshop for several years.


Featured Writers Include:

The Creativity Workshop was established in 1993 by playwright and novelist Shelley Berc and multimedia artist Alejandro Fogel. They dedicated to teaching individuals how to unlock and broaden their creative potential.


Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction, Playwriting, Screenwriting, Children's literature


20 River Rd
New York
New York, United States

The Creativity Workshop

Since 1993 The Creativity Workshop has brought together people from all professions, ages, and nations. What writers attending The Creativity Workshop all have in common is excitement about the creative process, a spirit of curiosity, and the desire to explore and harness the power of their imagination.

The exercises take away the fear of writing and open the way to new ideas. They are especially helpful for writers in fiction, poetry, memoir, theatre and film to get over writing blocks.

Our workshops can help you to expand the depth of your writing through the use of exercises in memoir, creative writing, storyboarding, mapping, photography, storytelling, collage, free-form drawing, and guided visualizations.

Our participants meet like-minded and inspiring individuals and make lifelong friends.