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。

The Workshop Presents Craft Talks on December 6th

The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to present, Craft Talks, a lecture series of talks from some of the top writers in the workshop. Each lecture is approximately 45 minutes, and focuses on practical professional development for writers. In this first installment of Craft Talks, presenters will focus on different avenues for publishing and alternatives…

By ShanghaiWriting November 27, 2020 Off

Circle of Sages on Sunday!

The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to present the third instalment 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 furry culture to the role of animals in combat to an understanding of how to win…

By ShanghaiWriting November 13, 2020 Off

Chekhov quote

Cross out as many adjectives and adverbs as you can. . . It is comprehensible when I write: “The man sat on the grass,” because it is clear and does not detain one’s attention. On the other hand, it is difficult to figure out and hard on the brain if I write: “The tall, narrow-chested…

By Ry February 9, 2020 Off