GrubStreet in Boston has an excellent reputation with a strong sense of community and a focus on literary excellence. They also have online classes.
Their values: We relish our role as a place where people of all backgrounds and ages interested in writing, reading, and learning find each other. Together, we nurture one another’s growth, expansion, and learning as we practice our craft, share our work, and share work we admire. We support and elevate the craft of writing as a relevant and vital form of expression. We believe in a rigorous, perspective-based, artistic process and in encouraging writers to work hard, to engage with different cultures/models/perspectives, to take risks, and to be bold.