How One Story Serves Students of Writing

In 2013, One Story expanded our education programming beyond our summer writers conference to offer inexpensive online generative courses for all levels. Over 1,000 students take classes with One Story now each year, logging in from across the country and around the world, creating a vibrant, virtual community while improving their craft. In an alumni survey, our students reported publishing over 250 pieces of writing in 2019.

One Story believes that writing fiction itself has tremendous value regardless of getting published. Our educational approach is open, curious, kind, and focused on the experience of creation.

“I'm still meeting with a group of writers I met online in a One Story class at the beginning of the pandemic! We've been meeting and workshopping each other's short fiction every month ever since.” Mary Catherine Curley, student