About Us

We love stories and the people who tell them.

StoryStudio Chicago is a growing community of writers building Chicagoland’s premier center for writing and writers. 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.

We offer Creative Writing classes, Business Writing and Communications training, and Youth summer writing camps–plus stimulating discussion, a sense of humor, and a creative space for writers to talk about writing. We’re always looking for opportunities to help you tell your stories better and to a broader audience.

Our students come from all walks of life. They are all ages, and have all kinds of writing experience.

If you’re interested in creative or business writing, StoryStudio has a class for you. Our committed and talented instructors are working writers who bring their experience and expertise to the classroom with warmth and humor.

Our classes and workshops meet at our inviting studio in Chicago, located at 4043 N. Ravenswood Ave. We’re easy to get to and easy to park near, and there’s always coffee and tea awaiting our writers!

Read All About It

Here are the latest mentions of StoryStudio in the news. And if you want to join the conversation, join our Twitter feed or add your voice to our Facebook page.

Who is StoryStudio?

Jill Pollack started StoryStudio in 2003 for purely selfish reasons. “I wanted a place where I could meet and study and hang out with other writers,” says Pollack. “For all of Chicago’s success in the arts, there was no central organization for those of us who depend on reading and writing to keep our sanity.”

Read Jill’s biography.

Making Connections

We know writing can feel like a solitary act, but we know how much our writing network and community partners can help. Learn more about the bookstores, volunteer opportunities, and writing centers who partner with StoryStudio to offer discounts and special opportunities.

Want to Get Involved?

StoryStudio’s continuing success depends on writers like you. Take a course, teach a course, attend a book discussion, sign up for our newsletter, or just contact us to say hello.

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StoryStudio Chicago is a certified B corporation and an Illinois Benefits Corporation. You can read our StoryStudio 2013 B Corp Annual Report. You can also read more about B Corps in Illinois here.

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