Due to community concerns about COVID-19, the 2020 Summer Writers Colony cannot run as planned. In lieu of an on-campus offering, we are offering Summer Online Writing Immersion workshops in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, available for three credits or at the noncredit level. The Literary Salons have also been adapted into online courses, available for one credit each or at the noncredit level. You can view a list of credit offerings in the University Course Catalog, and a list of noncredit offerings on this website. For guidance on which credit option, workshop, and literary salon(s) are best for you, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About This Program
Discover the writer's life in New York City. This intensive three-week program provides a supportive yet challenging atmosphere in which to develop as a writer, whether you are embarking on a new writing project or developing a work-in-progress. You and your peers share and critique one another's ongoing projects in a daily writing workshop moderated by a member of The New School's distinguished writing faculty. Instructors also provide detailed written feedback on all work submitted. In the evenings, our literary salons bring notable writers into conversation with the students and faculty of the colony.
Through additional craft sessions and publishing panels, you can try your hand at specialized writing activities such as experimental fiction, food writing, or writing a walking poem during a literary tour of Greenwich Village. The entire Summer Writers Colony community gathers for celebratory readings of student and faculty work.
Note: The Summer Writers Colony directly precedes the New School Publishing Institute. Students may elect to register for both programs.
Timeline to Completion: 3-week intensive.
Enrollment Type: Credit & Non-credit
Number of Courses: For each writer, the Summer Writers Colony consists of a writing workshop, three literary salons, and a variety of additional activities.
Format: On Campus.