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 Rites of the Fourteneers

By M.L. Robinson Two weeks of constant rain had finally fallen to a thin drizzle, but there was little silence before the Building started to scream. The scream built from a whine, to a wail, and up to a hideous screech that pierced through all of Floor Fourteen. Nowhere was safe from it and nobody…

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Calls for Work June 1

Creative Nonfiction Seeks Submissions on “Power” Deadline: June 10, 2019 Creative Nonfiction is looking for new work about power. For this issue, we are seeking true stories that explore the dynamics within groups and systems, however big or small—for example, family units, schools, sports, churches, and government. Share your stories about power lunches, power grabs, power…

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Writing Retreat Review

From May 24-May 26, fifteen writers from the Shanghai Writing Workshop ventured to Chongming Island and wrote, studied, and socialized for three days. We held a variety of different workshop and writing challenges that allowed writers to reflect upon their own skills and build a skill set that will prove useful on future writing endeavours.…

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