About Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop

Founded in September 2010, the Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop provides a community for people who value the art of writing and understand its hardships and pleasures. The Workshop--inspired by Columbia's vibrant creative spirit and modeled after Brooklyn's Sackett Street Workshop--is an opportunity for writers to share their work with peers, give and receive feedback on manuscripts, and learn about the craft of fiction writing. The current Director of the Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop, Gordon Sauer, took over the Workshop in 2015 after Keija Parssinen (the program's founder) accepted a job at the University of Tulsa. A Columbia University MFA grad and teacher in Mizzou's English Department, Gordon is proud to continue offering high-quality workshops to members of the Columbia community.

Whether you have just written your first short story, are putting the finishing touches on a manuscript, or have been published, the Quarry Heights Writers' Workshop has something to offer you!

Would you like to know more, or reserve your spot in the next workshop or retreat? Email Gordon today at quarryheightsworkshop@gmail.com.