At StoryStudio Chicago, we help writers hone their craft, express their creativity, and communicate with confidence. Our mission is simple: teach the art and craft of writing in a positive, open, and encouraging community where students can develop their unique voices.

With classes covering a wide variety of topics, genres, and levels, there is truly something for everyone at StoryStudio.

No matter the class you choose, you’ll find stimulating discussion, a creative space where your writing life can flourish, and committed and talented instructors who bring their expertise and experience as working writers to the classroom.

Here’s Our Story
StoryStudio Chicago began when our founder, Jill Pollack, decided that she wanted to spend more time in the company of other writers and focus on her fiction. While teaching at another institution, Jill got the idea for StoryStudio and opened the doors in 2003 with just four students.

In 2007, we moved to our current home, a unique loft space in the vibrant business corridor on North Ravenswood Avenue.

Today, StoryStudio is one of the premier writing centers in the Chicagoland area, and welcomes more than 1,200 writers each year. StoryStudio Chicago is a certified B-Corp, a WBE Woman-Owned business, and a proud member of the Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce, Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce, and Ideaction Corps.

Be A Part of StoryStudio
Ready to join our vibrant, growing community of writers? Take a class with us, or learn about other ways to get involved. We can’t wait to see you in the studio!