NYU Writers in Florence
A Tuscan retreat for emerging writers.
In this Tuscan retreat for undergraduates, students work intensively to generate new writing while finding literary inspiration in the enchanting, historically rich setting of Florence and Villa La Pietra. Students participate in daily workshops and craft seminars, and attend readings and lectures on writing and the writer’s life. On weekends, students have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of their literary predecessors: they might walk along the Arno River, view the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo, or visit Tuscan gardens and vineyards.
This program is intended for undergraduates and awards 8 points of undergraduate credit.
Featured Writers Include:
Recent faculty members have included Yusef Komunyakaa, Dorothea Lasky, Chris Kraus, Maaza Mengiste, Eileen Myles, and Elissa Schappell.
For more than thirty years, the NYU Creative Writing Program has distinguished itself as a national center for the study of literature and writing. The Program provides a rigorous and supportive environment that gives talented new writers and opportunity to develop their craft while working closely with a faculty that includes some of the finest poets and fiction writers working today. The Program offers two graduate degrees--a Master of Arts Degree in English with a Focus in Creative Writing and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing--as well as a Minor in Creative Writing for undergraduates, summer undergraduate writing programs in New York, Florence, and Paris, and a low-residency MFA program in Paris.