What we're about

Founded by a quirky writing professor three years ago, this is a group for anyone interested in writing, editing, or publishing. Every Tuesday, we get together in Shanghai, share our work, talk shop, and seek advice from one another to try and develop our writing skills. Fiction and Nonfiction alternate Tuesdays, poetry meets on random Thursdays, and there's an open writing time Sunday afternoon. We have a range of skill levels and nationalities, and the most important quality that we look for is a passion for writing. If you have that, then we look forward to looking at your work. Please scan the QR code to join our official wechat channel for information and/or add me on wechat at texaswriter. Our website also has basic information on it: https://shanghaiwriting.com/about-the-workshop/.

Upcoming events (5)

Poetry Writing Workshop

105 Whisky Lounge

For two hours, poets can bring and share work to be critiqued and workshopped by fellow poets. To be added to the WeChat group, add Ry on WeChat. His ID is texaswriter.

Sunday Scribbles (Free-writing Time)

Pain Chaud

Get ready creative writers! The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to announce Sunday Scribbles, our latest event for the Shanghai writing community.

Sunday Scribbles is a low stress gathering for your Sunday afternoon creative writing. Join us to work, chat, and write to your heart's content. (Mostly write, though). Add Ryan (WechatID: texaswriter) to figure out where we are meeting this week and to ask any questions.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:
What do we do here?: Mostly write and work quietly with some chatting
What to bring?: Something to work on
What we don't do?: Edit things for you, serve as writing consultants
What does it cost?: Free, but please order something to support the venue.
What is the Shanghai Writing Workshop?: There's a lot of information about the workshop located on the website: www.shanghaiwriting.com

Meet Writing Workshop veterans and other Workshoppers for the latest info on writing prompts and activities. It's also the perfect chance to make the Sunday night deadline for that week's Writing Workshop.

Sunday Scribbles is organized by Paula Willis who has been in Shanghai since early 2018 and a member of the writing group since fall 2019.

Bring something to write with and we'll see you there!

The Fiction Workshop

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Welcome to the Shanghai Writing Workshop. We are interested in everything related to creative writing, and we hope you can join us.

If you're interested in joining, you'll need to join our wechat chat group to let us know if you're lost on your way to the meeting. You can wechat me at texaswriter, and I can get you added. I also encourage you to scan the QR code above to join our official wechat channel. There you can get detailed directions on how to find us, how to sign up for our website (www.shanghaiwriting.com), and details on how we function.

There's a new short prompt available on the website that's updated for each meeting. Try and post a response a few days before meeting if you want others a chance to comment on it.

You also don't have to submit. Readers are always welcome, but I do find that reading before meeting greasy increases the joy of going to meeting.

No experience required. We are a mixed group in terms of experience, backgrounds, and languages, but I find that we are also very supportive of each other in everything from goals to reading to publishing.

In addition to the standard workshop, the Shanghai Writing Workshop hosts two writing retreats a year, puts forward a team for the three day novel writing competition, hosts a reading series called Shanghai Voices, and puts together an ebook anthology of work at the end of every year. We're always doing something, and if you have any ideas, we're always up for anything literature related.

Once again, if you need help getting setup, contact me on wechat, texaswriter, and I hope to see you at the workshop.

Sunday Scribbles (Free-writing Time)

Pain Chaud

Get ready creative writers! The Shanghai Writing Workshop is proud to announce Sunday Scribbles, our latest event for the Shanghai writing community.

Sunday Scribbles is a low stress gathering for your Sunday afternoon creative writing. Join us to work, chat, and write to your heart's content. (Mostly write, though). Add Ryan (WechatID: texaswriter) to figure out where we are meeting this week and to ask any questions.

Some Frequently Asked Questions:
What do we do here?: Mostly write and work quietly with some chatting
What to bring?: Something to work on
What we don't do?: Edit things for you, serve as writing consultants
What does it cost?: Free, but please order something to support the venue.
What is the Shanghai Writing Workshop?: There's a lot of information about the workshop located on the website: www.shanghaiwriting.com

Meet Writing Workshop veterans and other Workshoppers for the latest info on writing prompts and activities. It's also the perfect chance to make the Sunday night deadline for that week's Writing Workshop.

Sunday Scribbles is organized by Paula Willis who has been in Shanghai since early 2018 and a member of the writing group since fall 2019.

Bring something to write with and we'll see you there!

Past events (211)

Creative Nonfiction Workshop

105 Whisky Lounge

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