4 credits • 6 weeks
* Registration Now Open *
*Visiting students: for summer 2022, apply by May 9 (Session I), or June 22 (Session II)
via the Office of University Programs*
We're so glad for your interest in creative writing at NYU this summer. The Creating Writing Program offers introductory and intermediate writing workshops throughout the summer.NYU has announced that all summer programs and courses will be offered again in person, and we couldn't be happier that we'll get to meet you face to face. These workshops offer an exciting exploration of aspects of literary genre, with in-class writing, take-home reading and writing assignments, and substantive discussions of craft. Students will receive feedback from their instructor and their fellow writers, and should be prepared to offer their classmates responses to their work. Three-hour class sessions will allow for personalized attention and an immersive experience.
Join us this summer and grow your skills in fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction! Please direct all inquiries to email@example.com.
Our summer writing workshops are open to NYU and visiting students, and are held in various locations on NYU's Greenwich Village campus. NYU students may register for the summer term via Albert starting in Spring 2022. NYU students will earn 4 credits toward the Creative Writing Minor.
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 2022 WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Summer Session I: May 23 - July 6, 2022
Summer Session II: July 7 - August 17, 2022
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2022 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
Instructor: Ronnie Huett
Instructor: Jack Davis
Summer Session II
Tues/ Thurs 1:30pm-4:40pm
Instructor: Amir Hall
Instructor: Anna Zagerson
NYU Precollege Section
(For High School Students)
We offer a precollege section of CRWRI-UA 815 Creative Writing: Introduction to Fiction & Poetry (Section 60 ). This meets Tues/Thurs 1:30-4:40 during Summer Session II. Please visit the NYU Precollege website for more information and application instructions.
Section 060: Precollege
Instructor: Faith Kressner
Intermediate 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. Note on Prerequisites: Typical prerequisite for all Intermediate workshops is CRWRI-UA 815: Intro to Prose & Poetry; please write to firstname.lastname@example.org regarding prerequisite waivers.
* All Intermediate Workshops are offered in Session II (July 7-Aug 17, 2022) *
CRWRI-UA 816 001 Intermediate Fiction Workshop
Instructor: Jonathan Vatner
Provisional Course Description
The emphasis of this course is on the discovery, encouragement and development of each student's individual voice. The aim is to facilitate the clarity and momentum of their writing so their stories may gain a cohesive form without being forced into formulaic "perfection" of style or structure. Students will submit stories or chapters of a novel during the course of the semester. We will be meeting to discuss their work one-on-one the week after each submission is workshopped.
CRWRI-UA 825 Intermediate Creative Nonfiction Workshop
Instructor: David Lipsky
Provisional Course Description
This is a course in composing short narratives the reader will want to finish. To that end, we’ll be combining workshop with lessons about craft: Seeing how the stories we love work, then discovering the ways our own good stuff can be made to work even better. Students will draft two stories, revising one. We will also absorb and hoard advice from a number of excellent sources, including one especially useful sentence by George Saunders.
CRWRI-UA 817 001 Intermediate Poetry Workshop
Instructor: David Eye
The Shape of You: Place and Poetic Form. In this workshop, we delve into our own places—those we love, those we might be uncomfortable in, even those we are excluded from—to discover their suitable poetic shapes. Is your backyard a sonnet, neatly hem med in on all sides? What about the inside of your childhood home? Do the lines hold together, or do things fall apart? What sounds or events occur over and over in your apartment building, or on the street, which demand the repetition of a villanelle? Or: do certain environments defy meter and rhyme, requiring the (relative) freedom of a prose poem—or even some newly invented poetic shape? What’s your poetic form? In this class, we’ll study the ways various poems paint emotional and sensory landscapes. You will leave with a working knowledge of poetic forms, and a portfolio of your work.