Imagine a Bootcamp for your Writing

Do you write fiction, nonfiction, or poetry? 

Turn your ideas into reality with MFA-style workshops, 

engaging speakers, and one-on-one feedback from editors and agents.

What will you create?

Writers Moved by Faith

Scriptoria is a collaboration between three Christian traditions with Aquinas College, Calvin University, and Cornerstone University professors. 

MFA-Style Workshops

Morning workshops, industry-level feedback, writing instruction, and evening readings. 

Explore Grand Rapids

Located at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Scriptoria provides a cozy space for learning, writing, and reflection.

Get Credit for Your Work With Scriptoria's Awards
and Micro-Credentials


We offer awards for fiction, nonfiction, and poetry!

Curious about submitting? 

Find more info and the submission guidelines on our Awards page!


Microcredentials are awarded for participating in short, innovative, skills-based learning experiences. 

These allow learners to add value to their career and validate their workshop experience. The microcredentials are authenticated with a virtual “badge.”


One-on-one's are brief, scheduled meetings with editors or agents. 

Do you have questions for an editor?

Are you wondering about an agent?

Sign up for a one-on-one!

A Week Packed With Soul Care

Scriptoria is a week-long writing workshop that focuses on writing craft, creative soul care, editing, and genre. Each day is filled with valuable workshops, lessons, and community. 

Scriptoria 2024 will be from June 10-14.
Curious about our schedule? Check it out here: 

         Gary Schmidt

Award-Winning Faculty

Scriptoria features lessons and writing instruction from award-winning writers like and professors of writing from Calvin, Cornerstone, and Aquinas. 

2024 Speaker Lineup:

Hugh Cook

Emeritus professor of English at Redeemer University and earned an MFA from the Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. His poetry has been published in Canadian literary journals such as Quarry, Canadian Poetry, The Canadian Forum, Folio, and The University of Windsor Review. 

Linda Nemec Foster

Her work appears in magazines and journals such as The Georgia Review, Nimrod, New American Writing, North American Review, Verse Daily, and the 2022 Best Small Fictions Anthology. Her new flash fiction collection, Bone Country, was released in 2023.

Daniel Nayeri

His award-winning 2020 autobiographical novel Everything Sad Is Untrue has been on several “best book” lists, including those of the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and Publisher’s Weekly. 

See the full lineup here:

Workshops can be intense

Whether it's your first workshop or you're an experienced pro, workshops can be vulnerable and intimidating. For tips on both giving and receiving feedback, check out our workshop tips and survival guide!

Take your writing to the next level

Register now for Scriptoria 2024 and see where your work could take you!

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