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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2017 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)
Previous Course Description
Out on a Limb: The Art of Truth in Fiction. How does one achieve verisimilitude in a work of fiction? It often feels mysterious when it happens—a bit like a miracle or an accident. In this workshop, we will explore different ways of generating a living reality in fiction. Students will be assigned writing exercises and readings that emphasize, among other things: the art of dialogue, poetics, philosophy and existentialism in fiction. We will read stories by a range of writers including but not limited to: Yukio Mishima, Clarice Lispector, Jane Bowles, and David Foster Wallace—writers who help to illuminate the experience of being alive somewhat perversely—by questioning and reshaping the medium of reality. These readings will guide us in exploring our own methods of unearthing the truth as creators, and in responding to each other’s stories in the workshop, where students will be expected to speak frankly while honoring and encouraging the great risk that is present in every piece of writing.