The Backyard Writers Workshop was formed in 2011 when a handful of Philadelphia’s fiction writers determined there was strength in numbers. Since that time, a great number of writers have joined the workshop for reasons of betterment, community, accountability, and more. Many of these writers are listed above–click on any one to see who they are.

For the nuts and bolts of the workshop, take a look at our guidelines.

And if you, too, are a writer in Philadelphia looking for a home, find one here.

We now showcase our writers on a kind of quarterly basis, hosting readings in backyards all across the city. Check out our next reading here.