Since the workshop’s inception in 1988 more than 1,200 people have participated. Members have published short stories and novels. They have also received grants and fellowships from the Pew Foundation, the Leeway Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation and other prominent arts organizations.

Spring Workshop Schedule

The Tuesday night workshop will meet for eight weeks, from April 3 to May 22. Participation is limited to 12.

Deadline for enrollment is Friday, March 30.

(Schedule subject to change.)


Classes are held from 6:45 to 9:00 P.M. at the Philadelphia Ethical Society, 1906 S. Rittenhouse Square.

Each member chooses two dates to submit work to the group for discussion. We also read short stories and excerpts from novels by contemporary authors.

Please contact James Rahn for enrollment information.


Please note: The Rittenhouse Writers’ Group is not affiliated with the Philadelphia Ethical Society or any other group.