Summer Writers Colony at The New School
New York, New York, United States
TUITION / COST:$7,020 for 6 credits ($1,130 per credit). Noncredit tuition:$4,340 (no academic records are kept for noncredit students)
CONTACT: Laura Cronk
Discover the writer's life in New York City. This intensive three-week summer program provides a supportive yet demanding atmosphere in which to develop as a writer.
Discover the writer's life in New York City. This intensive three-week summer program provides a supportive yet demanding atmosphere in which to develop as a writer. Students are offered the chance to embark on a new writing project or to devote a substantial amount of time to developing a work-in-progress. Writing workshop instructors guide discussion of student work and provide detailed written feedback. Summer literary salons bring notable writers into conversation with the students and faculty of the colony. In supplemental sessions, students try everything from creative writing through collage to DIY publicity for writers to writing walking poems during a literary tour of New York City's Greenwich Village. The Summer Writers Colony community gathers for celebratory readings of student and faculty work.
Courses meet from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Mornings and weekends are reserved for regular writing practice. Undergraduate students can earn 6 credits. The Writers Colony is also open to noncredit students.
Featured Writers Include:
2014 Summer Writing Workshop Faculty
Kathleen Ossip, Madge McKeithen, Sharon Mesmer
2014 Visiting Writers
Alysia Abbot, author of the acclaimed Fairyland: A Memoir of my Father; Roger Bonair-Agard, author of Bury My Clothes, two-time National Poetry Slam Champion, and nominee for the 2013 National Book Awards; CA Conrad, author of A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics, and 2014 Lannan Fellow; Jennifer Egan, author of A Visit from the Good Squad and winner of the Pulitzer Prize; Zadie Smith, author of NW, one of the New York Times' 10 Best Books of 2012; and Lynne Tillman, author of a book of essays, What Would Lynne Tillman Do, and Guggenheim Fellow.
Poetry, Fiction, Creative nonfiction
The New School, 66 W. 12th St.
New York, United States
The New School Writing Program
The School of Writing at The New School offers a renowned MFA in Creative Writing program, with concentrations in fiction, poetry, nonfiction, and writing for children, and an innovative curriculum for undergraduates, which includes the Riggio Honors Program: Writing & Democracy and an extensive roster of on-campus and online workshops and seminars open to both continuing education students and students enrolled in degree programs in the School of Undergraduate Studies. The School of Writing also hosts an extensive series of readings and other lively public events.