Live the writer's life this summer.
Writers in New York (May 30–June 23, 2023) offers students of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction an opportunity to develop their craft while living the writer's life in Greenwich Village. Daily workshops and craft seminars are supplemented by readings and lectures by New York-based writers and publishing professionals. Field trips, cultural activities, readings, and guest lectures constitute an integral component of the program.
Most classes and readings are held in the Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House, home of the NYU Creative Writing Program. Located on one of the most beautiful blocks in Greenwich Village, this historic townhouse has been a gathering spot for artists and intellectuals since the 1870s.
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Classes meet in the afternoons (2 pm–4:30 pm), Monday through Thursday. Evenings (6 pm–8 pm) after class feature readings, lectures, panel discussions, and special events. The schedule includes time for writing, reading, and exploring New York. The program culminates in a celebratory reading showcasing student work. This is a four-week program carrying eight points of undergraduate credit. Enrollment in the entire program is required. NOTE TO NYU STUDENTS: The eight credits earned by this intensive program constitutes half of our Minor in Creative Writing. Participation in two summer intensives (Writers in Paris, Writers in Florence, Writers in New York) fulfills the entire Minor.
From recent students:
“Writers in New York was a really great step forward for my writing.”
"The Writers in New York program was the perfect introduction to the literary past and present of New York City. With the help of two supportive instructors and many guest speakers, I developed a more confident voice in my writing and fell in love with the stories—factual and fictional—that make this city so compelling."
“I'm very glad I participated in the program this summer and wish I'd done it sooner!”
“This class helped me as a writer immensely, gave me excellent insight into how to read as a writer.”
“The evening events really differentiate this program from other writing programs. Having the opportunity to hear from authors, poets, and publishers, and for them to share their processes was incredibly useful.“
“I made a lot of friends who really truly care about the craft of writing. At summer programs, that tends to be a difficult thing to cultivate. I could always count on my classmates and the teacher to give me genuine, honest feedback on my work.”
VISITING WRITERS & EDITORS
All students attend a nightly series of readings, lectures, panel discussions, publishing forums, literary walking tours, and special events. Recent visiting writers and editors include Emily Barton, Thomas Beller, Marie-Helene Bertino, Julie Buntin, Tina Chang, Alexander Chee, Leopoldine Core, Eduardo C. Corral, Lydia Davis, Geoff Dyer, Ashley C. Ford, Emily Gould, Matthea Harvey, Adam Haslett, Amy Hempel, Major Jackson, Mitchell S. Jackson, Naomi Jackson, Mira Jacob, Tyehimba Jess, Saeed Jones, Etgar Keret, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Wayne Koestenbaum, Sam Lipsyte, Airea D. Matthews, Joyce Maynard, Eileen Myles, Angel Nafis, Daniel José Older, Helen Oyeyemi, Ed Park, Tommy Pico, Camille Rankine, Patrick Rosal, Brando Skyhorse, Amanda Stern, Lynne Tillman, Wendy Xu, John Yau, and more, including editors from Akashic Books, Archipelago Books, The Believer, Catapult, Conjunctions, Electric Literature, Fence, Guernica, Harvard Review, A Public Space, One Story, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and Tin House.