Take part in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry workshops and literary salons with renowned faculty members, visit legendary literary venues, and meet authors, editors, and agents at the center of the contemporary American literary scene. Undergraduates can earn 6 credits in three intensive weeks. The Summer Writers Colony is also open to noncredit students.
2014 Workshop Faculty: Kathleen Ossip, Madge McKeithen and Sharon Mesmer.
2014 Visiting Writers: Includes 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.
The Writing Program The New School has been a vital center for writing since 1931. Over decades of steady innovation, our writing/literature faculty has included many of America's most acclaimed poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers.
The program offers an MFA in creative writing with concentrations in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and writing for children, and also offers an extensive program of writing workshops every fall, spring, and summer term in its adult continuing education curriculum.