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 its start, Inkwell has grown across China to start numerous workshops where writers are both challenged and supported to hone their craft. Inkwell offers workshops in fiction, reading, nonfiction, poetry, screenwriting, and translation as well as hosts an annual writing retreat to bring together writers from across China. It also releases work through its literary journal, Visions, to help support new creative writing voices and helps youth writers though its youth zine, PVLSE. Inkwell offers free reading and writing opportunities for both Chinese locals and expats at all levels of experience to foster 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。


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Arc magazine

Poems – Labour and Livelihood Ends on June 15, 2019   If you subscribe to Canadian literary magazines, you’ll doubtlessly have seen Prairie Fire‘s Spring issue, “Work Matters“. Discussions about livelihood and labour and all of the things poets do to keep finding time to write are discussions that Arc wants to keep going. We’re thinking about the…

By Ry June 5, 2019 Off

The Rites of the Fourteneers

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By Ry June 2, 2019 Off

Calls for Work June 1

Creative Nonfiction Seeks Submissions on “Power” Deadline: June 10, 2019 Creative Nonfiction is looking for new work about power. For this issue, we are seeking true stories that explore the dynamics within groups and systems, however big or small—for example, family units, schools, sports, churches, and government. Share your stories about power lunches, power grabs, power…

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Writing Retreat Review

From May 24-May 26, fifteen writers from the Shanghai Writing Workshop ventured to Chongming Island and wrote, studied, and socialized for three days. We held a variety of different workshop and writing challenges that allowed writers to reflect upon their own skills and build a skill set that will prove useful on future writing endeavours.…

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