Discover the writer's life in New York City. This intensive three-week program provides a supportive yet challenging atmosphere in which to develop as a writer, whether you are embarking on a new writing project or developing a work-in-progress. You and your peers share and critique one another's ongoing projects in a daily writing workshop moderated by a member of The New School's distinguished writing faculty. Instructors also provide detailed written feedback on all work submitted. In the evenings, our literary salons bring notable writers into conversation with the students and faculty of the colony.
In supplemental sessions, you can try your hand at specialized writing activities such as experimental fiction, children's writing, or writing a walking poem during a literary tour of Greenwich Village. The entire Summer Writers Colony community gathers for celebratory readings of student and faculty work.
Jenny Zhang (Poetry), Madge McKeithen (Nonfiction), and Sharon Mesmer (Fiction)
The New School has been a vital center for writing since 1931. Over the years, our writing and literature faculty has included many of America's most acclaimed poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers. The Summer Writers Colony alone has brought some of today's most exciting writers to join us in Greenwich Village, including Joan Acocela, Russell Banks, Jericho Brown, Anne Carson, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Lydia Davis, Jennifer Egan, Stephen Elliot, Jeffrey Eugenides, Mary Gaitskill, Louise Glück, Jorie Graham, Jhumpa Lahiri, Leslie Jamison, Dorothea Lasky, Rick Moody, Maggie Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Brenda Shaughnessy, Brando Skyhorse, John Jeremiah Sullivan, James Tate, Lynne Tillman, Jean Valentine, Colson Whitehead, and Kevin Young.
Summer Writers Colony
66 West 12th St. (Map)
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