Discover the writer's life in New York City. This intensive three-week program provides a supportive yet demanding atmosphere in which to develop as a writer, whether you are embarking on a new writing project or developing a work-in-progress. In a daily writing workshop, you and your peers share and critique one another's ongoing projects in a discussion 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.
Kathleen Ossip, Madge McKeithen, Sharon Mesmer
We are pleased to feature Pulitzer Prize winner Jorie Graham and her new collection of poems, Place; Chad Harbach and his novel, The Art of Fielding, a New York Times Book Review Book of the Year; Ben Lerner and his novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, winner of the Believer Book Award National Book Award finalist; Domingo Martinez and his memoir, The Boy Kings of Texas; James Laughlin Award–winning poet Brenda Shaughnessy and her new collection of poems, Our Andromeda; and Whiting Writers Award winner John Jeremiah Sullivan and his nonfiction collection, Pulphead.
Since its inception in 2004, the Summer Writers Colony at The New School has hosted many of the most celebrated writers in contemporary literature. Past visiting writers include Joan Acoccela, John Ashbery, Mary Jo Bang, Frank Bidart, Peter Carey, Susan Choi, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Bruce Coville, John D’Agata, Lydia Davis, Jonathan Dee, Mark Doty, Jennifer Egan, Stephen Elliot, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Lynn Emanuel, Jeffrey Eugenides, Mary Gaitskill, Louise Glück, Andrew Sean Greer, Linda Gregg, Adam Haslett, Amy Hempel, A.M. Holmes, Fanny Howe, Major Jackson, Edward P. Jones, Heidi Julavits, Nicole Krauss, Lucette Lagnado, Jhumpa Lahiri, Dennis Lehane, Phillip Lopate, Sarah Manguso, Ann M. Martin, Claire Messud, Rick Moody, Honor Moore, Walter Dean Myers, Maggie Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Joseph O’Neill, David Shields, Tracy K. Smith, Darin Strauss, James Tate, Benjamin Taylor, Jean Valentine, Colson Whitehead, Elizabeth Winthrop, and Kevin Young.
The New School has been a vital center for writing since 1931. Over decades of steady innovation, 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, Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Lydia Davis, Jennifer Egan, Stephen Elliot, Jeffrey Eugenides, Mary Gaitskill, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, Rick Moody, Maggie Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, James Tate, Jean Valentine, and Colson Whitehead.
Summer Writers Colony
66 West 12th St. (Map)
New York, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
First select a workshop from the three classes below. Then, after you've registered for your workshop, choose one literary salon for each week and email your choices to email@example.com.
NWRW3590 Section A (Poetry)Noncredit, General Credit
NWRW3590 Section B (Nonfiction)Noncredit, General Credit
NWRW3590 Section C (Fiction)Noncredit, General Credit