What is Blackbird?

If you’re working on memoir or fiction, we offer classes for writers at all stages in their process, from beginning studies (both recorded and live), to personalized consults with pinpoint expert advice, to advanced thirty-week workshops. Blackbird is an MFA-level program without the MFA price tag. 

The Blackbird Process:

The first stop is Studio I, which includes two classes: Scene vs. Exposition and Bones of Storytelling. Build your own SI by taking already recorded classes or attending live workshops.

Once the SI basics are out of the way, you’re invited into the longer-term Studios, where we workshop on your current projects and study novels, memoirs, and short story collections.

These Studios have ten to twelve writers of various levels and genres, providing you with high-end, in-depth feedback.

Visit our classes page for more specifics.

Please send us a note about your story idea and literary hopes for more personalized support.