Writers' Educational Community
Writers Helping Writers Since 1995

The first, the largest, the best online university for writers.


Writers' Village University is more than a great place to learn how to write; it's a living, breathing community of writers from around the world. Education should be a life-long pursuit for beginning and experienced writers. At Writers' Village University, you'll get to know a community of friendly, helpful members who have made education an important part of their lives.

The "Village," as members refer to Writers' Village University, is a full-time support service. We offer over 300 writing courses and add new classes regularly. As a member, you may take as many courses and workshops as you'd like. It’s all included with your membership. Certificate Programs and Writing Groups are available for every level of writer. If you're a beginner, you won't have to worry about harsh, intimidating criticisms of your work. We prefer to encourage and build confidence. For advanced writers, we provide workshop guidelines that encourage detailed, constructive criticism with an emphasis on craft and author intent. 




MAY 2019

MFA752 Writing Literary Fiction - Part Three (May 20)
L234 Barth and Borges (Form and Content) (May 21)
B303 Point of View (May 22)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 22)
F174: Writing Booster Workshop - Opposites Attract and Repel (May 22)
MFA378 Prose Poetry: On Definition (May 23)
MFA053 Flash Nonfiction: POV and Structure (May 23)
B101 WVU Orientation (May 29)
P168 Poetry Triggers - Using Points of View in Poetry Part 1 (May 29)
F178 Writing Boosters - Recipe #2 (May 29)
MFA155 Flash Fiction - One Page Fictions (May 30)
MFA211 The Art of Third Person (May 30)

JUNE 2019

L236 Faulkner Short Stories (Setting and POV) (June 04)
B101 WVU Orientation (June 05)
MFA379 Prose Poetry: On Theory (June 06)
L235 Hemingway Short Stories (Dialogue and Exposition) (June 11)
MFA212 What is a Plot? (June 13)
MFA156 Flash Fiction - Great Thoughts (June 13)
MFA702 Subtext (June 17)
MFA380 Prose Poetry: On Craft (June 20)
MFA510 Fairy Tales and Folk Tales (June 20)
L312 Julio Cortázar Shorts (June 25)
F140 Short Story Workshop – Linear (June 26)
MFA213 The Art of Sequencing (June 27)
MFA157 Flash Fiction - The Story in the Title (June 27)

JULY 2019

B305 Dialogue - Expression (July 03)
MFA102 Sentence Structures: Propositions, Subtext and Syntax (July 04)
MFA214 Describing and Withholding (July 11)
MFA158 Flash Fiction - Opening Up Your Writing (July 11)
MFA054 Flash Nonfiction: Singular Moments - Against the Grain (July 11)
MFA381: ON METAPHOR (July 11)
L247 Kij Johnson - At the Mouth of the River of Bees (July 16)
F148 Other Worlds in Science Fiction and Fantasy (July 17)
B302 Giving Feedback (July 17)
MFA103 Creativity and the Cumulative Sentence (July 18)
MFA215 Inflection, Tone and Pitch (July 25)
MFA159 Flash Fiction - Smart Surprise (July 25)
MFA404 Writing for Online and Print Markets (July 25)
MFA755 Writing Linked Short Stories or the Novel-in-stories Part 1 (July 29)

August 2019

MFA105 Sentences: Tough, Sweet, and Stuffy (August 01, 2019)
MFA351: Art and Craft of Revision (August 01, 2019)
L239 Louisa May Alcott Short Story (August 06, 2019)
MFA160 Flash Fiction - Making Flash Count (August 08, 2019)
MFA505 The Homage or Tribute Story (August 15, 2019)
MFA216 Voice and Style (August 15, 2019)
L240 Susan Glaspell Short Story (August 20, 2019)
B301 Know Your Genre (August 21, 2019)
P180 Poetry Triggers - Playing with Sound (August 21, 2019)
MFA161 Flash Fiction - Using Images for Inspiration (August 22, 2019)
B134 Proper Intertwining of Plot and Character (August 28, 2019)
MFA250: How to Hook the Reader (August 29, 2019)
MFA217 Magical Realism, Rules and How to Break Them (August 29, 2019)