The Creative Writing Program offers introductory and intermediate writing workshops throughout the summer.
Our summer writing workshops are open to NYU and visiting students. NYU students may register for the summer term via Albert starting in February 2018. Visiting students should refer to the Summer in NYC website for registration information and instructions. High school students should consult the NYU Precollege website to learn more about our precollege offerings.
SUMMER 2018 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Summer Session I: May 21 - July 1, 2018
Summer Session II: July 2 - August 12, 2018
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2018 COURSE OFFERINGS
CRWRI-UA 815 Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction and Poetry (Multiple Sections)
No prerequisite. 4 points.
The popular introductory workshop offers an exciting introduction to the basic elements of poetry and fiction—with in-class writing, take-home reading and writing assignments, and substantive discussions of craft. The course is structured as a workshop, which means that students will receive feedback from their instructor and their fellow writers in a roundtable setting, and should be prepared to offer their classmates responses to their work.
Summer Session I
Summer Session II
(For High School Students)
We offer two precollege sections of CRWRI-UA 815 Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction & Poetry (Section 60 and Section 61). Both sections meet TR 1:30-4:40 during Summer Session II. Please visit the NYU Precollege website for more information and application instructions.
Both of these courses offer an opportunity to continue the pursuit of writing at the intermediate level. Integrate in-depth craft discussions and extensive outside reading to deepen students' understanding of their chosen genre and broaden their knowledge of the evolution of literary forms and techniques.
CRWRI-UA 825 001 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Workshop (Summer Session II)
Instructor: Susan Shapiro
Art and Audience: Crafting the Publishable Narrative
Many publications like The New York Times, The New Yorker and Atlantic online, Lithub, Tin House, New York Magazine, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Salon, Narratively, Oprah.com, Teenvogue, Esquire and Marie Claire are all surprisingly open to publish literary nonfiction by new young writers. Many short essays lead to interest in memoirs from literary agents and editors. This exciting 6-week course, taught by a seasoned essayist and memoirist, will focus on reading and writing the type of short narratives that current editors are looking for. By the end of the class, students will have workshopped 3 finished essays aimed at specific publications. Guest speakers will include top editors.
CRWRI-UA 816 001 Intermediate Fiction Workshop (Summer Session II)
“Create a world for your characters to move around in; if not you cannot fully conjure them.” – Toni Morrison. Characters are essential to the story; so is setting. Setting provides a world for the story to take place. But more than that, setting reveals a lot about the characters—who they are; their culture and the social circumstances that shape them and affect the decisions they make. Through reading, writing, and discussion, we will explore methods to use the physical environment as a characterization tool, which will undoubtedly make the story richer and more memorable. During this workshop, each student will workshop twice. Following their in-class critiques, students will meet with the instructor for individual conference. We'll discuss at least two (2) selected works to aid our discussions on technique/craft in relation to shaping your story. Excerpts of other books and stories will be listed as we go along to better aid your individual storytelling process. Authors considered may include Toni Morrison, Chimamanda Adichie, Zadie Smith, Jacqueline Woodson, Elizabeth Strout, and NoViolet Bulawayo, to name a few. Secondly, prompts will be given at the beginning of the workshop to get your creative juices flowing.