Manhattanville College’s 29th Annual Summer Writers’ Week offers the opportunity to spend an intensive week writing and working closely with some of the country’s finest writers and teachers of writing. Enjoy workshops in Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction (Memoir/Autobiography), Children’s/YA, and Fantasy/Speculative Fiction.
Participants at all stages of development, novice to experienced, sign up for one of five workshops that meet for three hours every morning. Participants also have private conferences with their workshop leaders. Our 2012 workshop leaders include…
Summer Writers’ Week at Manhattanville College also features a keynote reading and public conversation withNational Book Critics Circle Award-winning journalist and New Yorker staff writer Philip Gourevitch and Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post columnist Joby Warrick. Additionaly, Writers’ Week workshop students can participate in sessions with journal editors, seminars on applying for writer’s retreats, and craft workshops on various aspects of writing and editing. Special guests include Ken Chen, Sonya Chung, Joel Whitney, and Cara Benson. Summer Writers’ Week concludes with a reading by student writers who have participated in the week-long workshops.
Aspiring writers who want to create new work or refine a project already in progress join seasoned writers and MFA students from Manhattanville.
To register, download, complete and submit the registration form along with payment and a writing sample by June 1, 2012.
SUBMISSION OF MANUSCRIPTS
Students registering for morning workshops are required to submit (with their registration form), not more than 10 pages of sample writing (completed or work in progress). This work serves to introduce yourself and your writing to the workshop leader.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE CREDIT
At the final class of Writers’ Week, students seeking graduate credit will be required to submit a piece of revised work-in-progress to the workshop leader.
MFA IN CREATIVE WRITING
Manhattanville offers a 36-credit MFA in Creative Writing degree for writers and aspiring writers. Credits for Writers’ Week are applicable toward the degree. For more information, call (914) 323-5239 or e-mail email@example.com