Adult Workshops

Badgerdog offers creative writing workshops for adult writers of all age and skill levels in libraries and community centers across Austin. Some classes offer a broad survey of literary genres and written forms, while others focus specifically on fiction, poetry, or nonfiction. Upcoming writing workshops will be posted here once registration opens. For questions about Badgerdog's creative writing workshop for adults, contact our Programs Coordinator Kate Kelly at


Pen Pals: A Snail Mail Workshop for Adults

The Library Foundation’s Badgerdog Creative Writing Program is excited to announce Pen Pals: a snail mail workshop for adults! During this time of sheltering-in-place, we are eager to offer this free and screenless program that fosters community connection and personal expression.

Pen Pals is a creative writing workshop in which participants read, write, and connect through physical letters sent via USPS. Pen Pals aims to connect adults across the Austin area through shared stories and creativity. While we are all being asked to stay healthy at home, Pen Pals provides participants with the opportunity to feel connected without screens or the internet. Each week you will receive a writing prompt from a Badgerdog teaching artist that you will use as inspiration to craft your letter to your Pen Pal. It’s an old-fashioned way to make a new friend, share your writing, and receive a weekly surprise in the mail.

Pen Pals is free and open to any adult age 18+ currently living in Austin, TX and surrounding counties.