The Writing Studio

WriterA Practical Program for Creative Writers

Whether you are writing purely for self-expression or to develop a new career, the Harper Continuing Education Writing Studio offers instruction, practice and peer review to help you meet your goals. Not all courses are offered each term:

  • Children's Book Illustration
  • Comedy Scriptwriting
  • Creative Nonfiction Workshop
  • Fiction Writer's Workshop
  • Finish Your Novel Workshop
  • Legacy: Reading and Writing Your life Story
  • Memoir Writing
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Preserving Your Family in Words
  • Publish It Yourself Workshop
  • Putting Action Into Words
  • Screenwriting Workshop
  • Short Story Writing Workshop
  • Start Blogging: An Introduction to Wordpress Blogs
  • Writing a Ten-Minute Play
  • Writing Workshop: Dialogue


Register for available summer 2017 Courses

Valuable Experience

Emerging authors benefit from the practical Writing Studio classroom experience:

I attended the Preserving Your Family in Words course last year taught by Laura Ehrke. Each class provided writing inspirations which I know I needed.  She took us through a very structured methodology of teaching us how to approach writing our family histories.  She is extremely encouraging and allowed us all to share what our approaches were and how the work was being developed.  She encouraged feedback and provided guidance when we got stuck. I am keeping in touch with Laura for her next courses at Harper College because I definitely want to be on the roster! Lupe S. Wood  MS ACC, Career Solutions Coach

The Publish It Yourself Workshop continuing education course at Harper College was a wonderful experience. The instructor combined his passion for books and his direct knowledge of the self-publishing industry into an engaging classroom experience. I learned the step-by-step process of publishing my book, but also gained a sense of purpose as I tackled my project. I'm thrilled to share my ideas with the world, and grateful to Harper College for helping me find my voice. Chuck Snoad, author, Sharp Left Turn

The Writing Badge Program

Earn a Harper College Digital Badge in Writing and demonstrate your professional writing skills to potential employers and clients.

Writing Studio Instructors