Tuesday, January 27, 2015: 11:00 a.m.
The New School will be open for all classes and activities on Wednesday, January 28th. All administrative offices will be open for regular business hours. learn more
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.
Kathleen Ossip, Madge McKeithen, and Sharon Mesmer
winner of a Whiting Writers’ Award and author of the poetry collection The New Testament
Pulitzer Prize–winning fiction writer and author of the collection What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank
New York Times best-selling author of
The Empathy Exams
author of ROME; named Best Local
Poet in New York 2014 by the Village
PEN/Hemingway Award Winner and author of the memoir Take This Man
acclaimed fiction writer and author of the best-selling We The Animals
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, 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)
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