Blue Stoop
A Home for Philly Writers


A home for literary Philly, Blue Stoop's mission is to support and nurture writers and readers from all walks of life who live in the greater Philadelphia area. We believe storytelling and writing makes us smarter, more empathetic, and more connected.

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Foundations of Fiction

An 8-week class on Mondays this fall for students who are new to short fiction or those who have published but not yet a full book of fiction taught by Fine Arts Work Center fellow and Philadelphia native Michael Deagler.

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Foundations of Poetry

An 8-week class on Tuesdays this fall for students who are new to poetry or those who have published but not yet a full chapbook taught by Leeway Art & Change grantee & author of two books of poetry, Cynthia Oka.


Foundations of Criticism

An 8-week class on Wednesdays this fall to explore the art, movies, music, and social institutions that make up our world. Students need not, but may, have previously written cultural criticism. Taught by author Camille Acker.

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