About Inkwell

Inkwell is a creative organization dedicated to mentoring and connecting writers from around the world. Founded in 2015 by Dr. Ryan Thorpe and based out of Shanghai, Inkwell helps creative writers of all levels sharpen their skills. Since then, Inkwell has grown across China to start numerous workshops where writers are both challenged and supported to hone their craft. Along with the highly anticipated Spring and Fall Writer’s Retreats, and the founding of its literary journal, Visions, Inkwell is committed to fostering a new generation of creative talent in China.

Inkwell是一个致力于指导和联系世界各地作家的创意组织。于2015年由Ryan Thorpe博士在上海创建,Inkwell帮助有创造力和专业的作家提高他们的写作技能。Inkwell不断的在中国各地发展壮大,开设了许多研讨会,在这些研讨会上,作家们既受到挑战又得到支持,以提高自己的写作技巧。随着Inkwell春秋两季备受期待的大型会议活动,以及《愿景》文学期刊的创办,Inkwell一直不断致力于在中国培养新一代的创意人才.

Inkwell Nanjing

As Inkwell continues to grow, we have decided to launch Inkwell Nanjing. As a partner organization, they will be able to better serve the literary community of Nanjing and continue Inkwell’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both writers and the general public. Inkwell Nanjing will be…

By ShanghaiWriting September 9, 2021 Off

Inkwell Guangzhou

As Inkwell continues to grow, we have decided to launch Inkwell Guangzhou. As a partner organization, they will be able to better serve the literary community of Guangzhou and continue Inkwell’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both writers and the general public. Inkwell Guangzhou will be…

By ShanghaiWriting September 9, 2021 Off

Circle of Sages Returns!

Inkwell (formally the Shanghai Writing Workshop) has decided to bring back the crowd favorite, Circle of Sages. This is the fifth installment of a series of short, factual, yet irreverent PowerPoint lectures from some top lecturers around Shanghai that both entertain and inform. Topics for this round include goth Buddhism, erotic Athenian vases, a history…

By ShanghaiWriting August 16, 2021 Off

Nonfiction from Visions: Self-Titled Debut

Visions is a web and wechat literary journal run by the Shanghai Writing Workshop to promote quality English creative writing throughout China. To submit, please send your work to submissions@shanghaiwriting.com. For more information, please visit, shanghaiwriting.com. Self-Titled Debut Patrick Schiefen I hated ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ But I mostly hated the people who liked ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’ The a cappella introduction…

By ShanghaiWriting February 22, 2021 Off

Inkwell Ningbo

As Inkwell continues to grow, we have decided to launch Inkwell Ningbo. As a partner organization, they will be able to better serve the literary community of Ningbo and continue Inkwell’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both writers and the general public. Lin will be co-heading…

By ShanghaiWriting February 6, 2021 Off

Inkwell Shenzhen

As Inkwell continues to grow, we have decided to launch Inkwell Shenzhen. As a partner organization, they will be able to better serve the literary community of Shenzhen and continue Inkwell’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both writers and the general public. Vivian Zhu will be…

By ShanghaiWriting January 17, 2021 Off

Inkwell Suzhou

As Inkwell continues to grow, we have decided to launch Inkwell Suzhou. As a partner organization, they will be able to better serve the literary community of Suzhou and continue Inkwell’s mission of creating better writers, developing a literary community, and offering educational opportunities to both writers and the general public. The organization as a new…

By ShanghaiWriting January 7, 2021 Off