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About This Program

Our intensive summer writing workshops offer an opportunity to create new stories in an uncertain world. Choose from one of the options below.

Summer Immersion: Fiction, Non-fiction, or Poetry

Generate a substantial amount of new writing fast in these three-week online intensive workshops, offered in fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. Join esteemed faculty members who lead the group in experiments and prompts, exploring new possibilities for individual projects. Faculty guide in-depth discussions of student writing, and students receive close attention to their work and written feedback. Special emphasis is placed on creating a supportive community of writers.

This is a hybrid online summer intensive. Courses will be online synchronous with an asynchronous component.

Books for Writers

What better way to launch your own summer of writing than a deep dive into three terrific recent books -- one of nonfiction, one of fiction, and one of poems? This immersive course asks how does each author do what they do, and how can reading and discussing these works with a community of writers deepen and expand your own writing? Each week we consider context, content, and craft.

This is an online asynchronous course.

What You'll Gain

  • A portfolio of new writing
  • New methods for developing and refining your writing projects
  • An experience of writing in a community

How You'll Learn

  • Guided conversation and written critique from a member of the writing faculty
  • Specialized craft sessions
  • Exposure to work by contemporary artists
  • Feedback from peers

The New School has been a vital center for writing since 1931. Over the years, our writing and literature faculty has included many of America's most acclaimed poets, novelists, and nonfiction writers. The Summer Writers Colony alone has brought some of today's most exciting writers to join us in Greenwich Village, including Joan Acocella, Russell Banks, Paul Beatty, Jericho Brown, Stephanie Burt, Anne Carson, Lucille Clifton, Teju Cole, Billy Collins, Lydia Davis, Jennifer Egan, Stephen Elliot, Jeffrey Eugenides, Mary Gaitskill, Sarah Gerard, Louise Glück, Jorie Graham, Jhumpa Lahiri, Layli Long Soldier, Leslie Jamison, Lisa Ko, Dorothea Lasky, Rick Moody, Maggie Nelson, Joyce Carol Oates, Jenny Offill, Robyn Schiff, Gary Shteyngart, Brando Skyhorse, Tracy K. Smith, John Jeremiah Sullivan, James Tate, Lynne Tillman, Hannah Tinti, Jean Valentine, Colson Whitehead, and Kevin Young.

June 6 to June 24, 2022

How to Register

No application is required to register. Please choose one of the courses below.

Official Transcripts

Transcripts issued by the Registrar's Office carry the signature and seal of The New School. A transcript is confirmation of a student's permanent record at the university. Students can request that their transcript(s) be mailed to other colleges and institutions by submitting an official request to the Registrar's Office. This can be done online at my.newschool.edu or by completing the transcript request form, which is available at the Registrar's Office and is downloadable from the Registrar's Office website (PDF). Standard transcript services are free of charge.

Academic records are maintained and transcripts are available for credit students. Please note that permanent academic records are not kept and transcripts are not available for noncredit students.

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