About The Workshop

 

The Shanghai Writer’s Workshop (SWW) is a creative organization dedicated to mentoring and connecting writers from around the world. Founded in 2015 by Dr. Ryan Thorpe and based out of Shanghai, the SWW helps creative writers of all levels sharpen their skills. Since then, the SWW has grown to a no-cost, bi-weekly workshop where writers are both challenged and supported to hone their craft. Along with the highly anticipated Spring and Fall Writer’s Retreats, and the founding of its literary journal, Visions, the SWW is committed to fostering a new generation of creative talent in China.

上海作家研讨会(SWW)是一个致力于指导和联系世界各地作家的创意组织。于2015年由Ryan Thorpe博士在上海创建,SWWS最初是只是一个会议,帮助有创造力和专业的作家提高他们的写作技能。从那时起到现在,SWW已经发展成为一个免费的、每两周一次的研讨会,这里作家们会得到各种支持和挑战,进而提高他们的写作水准。伴随着备受期待的春秋两季的写作郊游,以及《嘎三胡》文学杂志的创建,SWW将致力于培养中国新一代的创新人才。

Nonfiction from Visions: Self-Titled Debut

Visions is a web and wechat literary journal run by the Shanghai Writing Workshop to promote quality English creative writing throughout China. To submit, please send your work to submissions@shanghaiwriting.com. For more information, please visit, shanghaiwriting.com. Self-Titled Debut Patrick Schiefen I hated ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ But I mostly hated the people who liked ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ The a cappella introduction…

By ShanghaiWriting February 22, 2021 Off

Announcing the New Ningbo Writing Workshop

The Workshop expands to Ningbo! As the workshop continues to grow, we have decided to launch the Ningbo Writing Workshop. As a partner organization, they will be able to better serve the literary community of Ningbo and continue the workshop’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both…

By ShanghaiWriting February 6, 2021 Off

The Shenzhen Writing Workshop

As the workshop continues to grow, we have decided to launch the Shenzhen Writing Workshop. As a partner organization, they will be able to better serve the literary community of Shenzhen and continue the workshop’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both writers and the general public.…

By ShanghaiWriting January 17, 2021 Off

The Suzhou Writing Workshop

After much discussion, the Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to announce the start of the Suzhou Writing Workshop. As a affiliate organization, they will be able to serve the literary community of Suzhou and continue the workshop’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both writers and the general public.…

By ShanghaiWriting January 7, 2021 Off

FAQ’s about the Shanghai Youth Writers Project

What is the Youth Writers Project? The Youth Writers Project of Shanghai is designed to inspire today’s high school students to explore the world of their imagination and subsequently improve their English reading and writing skills. The Free workshops are designed to foster the creativity and enhance all aspects of young writers’ lives. Writers will hone their…

By ShanghaiWriting January 3, 2021 Off

FAQs about Sunday Scribbles

So what is Sunday Scribbles? Sunday Scribbles is part of the Shanghai Writing Workshop. It’s a casual writing event, where we work on our own projects. Conveniently, being on Sunday, it lines up with submitting for some of our feedback workshops, which happen on Tuesdays. It’s a chance to get out of the house, grab…

By ShanghaiWriting January 3, 2021 Off

Circle of Sages 12/20

The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to present the forth installment of Circle of Sages, the most irreverent series of PowerPoint lectures in Shanghai. Veteran educators offer deep insights into topics missed by traditional education. From an exploration of cowboy masculinity to the queerness of fan fiction to a chronological history of big butts, these…

By ShanghaiWriting December 8, 2020 Off