At StoryStudio Chicago, we help writers hone their craft, express their creativity, and communicate with confidence. Our mission is simple: We build communities of storytellers trained to question, explore, and celebrate their worlds using the power of the written word.
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 woman-owned business, and a member the Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce.