Learn "The Craft of the Story" at NYU-SCPS, with Writers Peter Selgin, Melissa Febos and Christina Lazaridi

Four-Day Intensive Workshop Runs May 13-16, 2010

NEW YORK, April 26, 2010 - "The Craft of the Story," an intensive four-day program which teaches beginner and intermediate-level writers the fundamentals of storytelling in various genres, runs next month at the New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies (NYU-SCPS).

The faculty includes noted writers Peter Selgin, author of Drowning Lessons and Life Goes to the Movies (teaching fiction writing); Melissa Febos, author of Whip Smart (teaching memoir writing); and Christina Lazaridi, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of One Day Crossing (teaching screenwriting).

Offered through the NYU-SCPS Division of Liberal Studies and Allied Arts, "The Craft of the Story" features lectures on technique, writing exercises, and directed readings or screenings of relevant works.  Under the direction of a successful writer and teacher in their chosen area of concentration – fiction, memoir, or screenwriting – students will immerse themselves in writing, attending two 3-hour sessions a day. 

The program will also provide students with the opportunity to connect with faculty and with each other during special events such as the opening reception and a closing celebration with student readings.  On Saturday, May 15, Maureen Ryan, co-producer of the Academy Award-winning documentary Man on Wire, and program director and author of Master Class in Fiction Writing Adam Sexton will offer a presentation on applying to graduate programs in writing.  

"The Craft of the Story" (X32.9380) runs May 13-16, 2010. For more information, please visit www.scps.nyu.edu/summer or contact program director Adam Sexton at adam.sexton@nyu.edu.

About the NYU School of Professional Studies

Established in 1934, the NYU School of Professional Studies (sps.nyu.edu) is one of NYU's several degree-granting schools and colleges, each with a unique academic profile. The reputation of the School of Professional Studies arises from its place as the NYU home for study and applied research related to key knowledge-based industries where the New York region leads globally. This is manifest in the School's diverse graduate, undergraduate, and Professional Pathways programs in fields such as Accounting, Finance, and Law; Applied Health; Arts, Design, and Film; Creative Cities and Economic Development; English-Language Learning; Entrepreneurship; Fundraising and Grantmaking; Global Affairs; Hospitality and Tourism Management; Human Resource Management and Development; Languages and Humanities; Management and Systems; Marketing; Project Management; Public Relations and Corporate Communication; Publishing; Real Estate, Real Estate Development, and Construction Management; Sports Management, Media, and Business; Translation; and Writing.

More than 100 distinguished full-time faculty members collaborate with an exceptional cadre of practitioner/adjunct faculty members and lecturers to create a vibrant professional and academic environment that educates over 5,000 degree-seeking students from around the globe each year. In addition, the School fulfills the recurrent professional education needs of local, national, and international economies, as evidenced by nearly 28,000 Professional Pathways enrollments in Career Advancement Courses and Diploma Programs. The School's community is enriched by more than 31,000 degree-holding alumni worldwide, many of whom serve as mentors, guest speakers, and advisory board members. For more information about the NYU School of Professional Studies, visit sps.nyu.edu.