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Advanced Writing Workshop

Whether you’re an experienced writer looking for a challenge or a prospective student planning to apply to graduate writing programs, the Advanced Writing Workshop can help you hone your craft, develop your distinctive voice, and imagine new directions for your project. This intensive MFA-style workshop is designed to intermingle students working on short stories, novels, memoirs, and other creative nonfiction, with the aim of encouraging cross-fertilization among these closely related genres. Each writer’s work is read and critiqued by knowledgeable peers, with the goal of not merely improving existing drafts, but drawing fresh inspiration from each other’s craft and creativity. For some, it offers a nudge to produce new writing, while others take the opportunity to revise and polish work in progress. Instructor-led discussions will address constructive approaches to peer feedback, relevant topics in narrative technique, revision strategies, literary issues of the day, and real-world writing advice. Brief shared readings (such as essays and interviews from contemporary writers) help develop the conversation in a positive atmosphere devoted to resource sharing. The instructor will provide each writer with detailed and holistic comments/suggestions on a substantial portion of the work submitted for peer feedback. Since readings and discussion topics vary from semester to semester, the course may be repeated.

This course may be used to fulfill the requirements of the Certificate in Storytelling. It may be taken to pursue the certificate, or as a standalone course. Questions? Contact us at The Center for Publishing and Applied Liberal Arts: Email sps.pala.ce@nyu.edu or call 212-998-7289.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Peer and instructor critiques of your writing
  • Enhanced knowledge of the elements of narrative craft
  • Ability to "read like a writer" when giving feedback or revising your own work
  • Ideas for how to build a writing community to sustain your future projects

Ideal for

  • Intermediate and advanced writers
  • Writers interested in getting published or applying to an MFA program
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Spring 2024
    • Date

      Mar 6 - Apr 24
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Clausen, Jan
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $1699