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 Beijing Workshops

Inkwell Beijing is excited to announce that the first two workshops are now available for registration via the Inkwell website. If this is your first time learning about us in Beijing, please feel free to scan the QR on the poster below to join our main WeChat group. For the full workshop description in the…

By Inkwell_Admin April 7, 2022 Off

Inkwell Beijing

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

By Inkwell_Admin March 16, 2022 Off

Using Literature as a Springboard: Novel Craft and David Bradbury’s Harbor City Homicide

This is a craft essay from Inkwell fiction writer, David Bradbury on his process as a novel writer. I hope you’ll consider buying his newest book, Harbor City Homicide, which is available on Amazon. Hello Fellow Writers, Ryan has asked me to jot down my thoughts about the process of starting off with the idea for a…

By Inkwell_Admin January 20, 2022 Off

How We are Rohan

Nearly 20 years ago, I sat in a theater in Minnesota, a wide-eyed prepubescent, taking in The Lord of the Rings trilogy for the first time. In the years that followed, I would go on to watch the films until I could quote them in my sleep, reread the trilogy, and dress up as a…

By Hannah Lund December 19, 2021 Off

Sign Up Now for Fall Retreat!

This November 12-13th, Inkwell will be proudly holding its sixth writing retreat at the beautiful lakeside Crowne Plaza in downtown Suzhou. We’re thrilled to partake on this adventure, with deep thanks to Inkwell Suzhou and all the team for making this happen. We hope to build off of the success of our  spring retreat. This retreat…

By Inkwell_Admin October 8, 2021 Off

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 Inkwell_Admin 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 Inkwell_Admin September 9, 2021 Off