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 2019. 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 2019 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Summer Session I: May 28 - July 7, 2019
Summer Session II: July 8 - August 18, 2019
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2019 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.
* Both Intermediate Fiction and Intermediate Poetry are offered in Summer Session II. *
CRWRI-UA 825 001 Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Instructor: Alex Dimitrov
The page is a space of transformation and invention. We will begin our class by taking Jack Spicer’s “Poetry as Magic” workshop questionnaire (which he employed in the Bay area in the 1950s) and learn about our ethics as poets while diving into the unconscious. How does one write about the self by looking at the world and away from the self? Is the imagination the most personal yet unknowable thing we have? In what ways do identity and personal history fit within our human narrative? By looking at poets writing today and those of the New York School, San Francisco Renaissance, the Confessionals, and the Language School, we will discuss how repetition, pacing, and drastic leaps may be used as incantatory and revelatory writing devices which create meaning by offering mystery. We will experiment and create as much out of chance as out of order. Class will be structured around discussing your poems, generative exercises, and further discussions regarding craft, poetics and historical texts.
CRWRI-UA 816 001 Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Course Description forthcoming.