General Information about The Writing Institute

The Writing Institute helps students at all levels of experience move ahead in their writing; offers constructive, supportive, challenging responses to student writing in small classes (12 or fewer students); builds a collegial community of writers; energizes writers who feel stymied; and engages students in the genre or genres they find most enticing. Classes employ the workshop method. Through interaction with skilled faculty and students, participants become better thinkers, listeners, and writers.

How to Enroll in The Writing Institute

Enroll in The Writing Institute online by visiting the Fall 2014 courses page and clicking the "Register online" link in the course description(s) of your choice. If you prefer to register by mail, please download a registration form and return it along with a check made payable to Sarah Lawrence College.

Refund Policy

Refund policies are as follows:

  • Withdrawal after first meeting: 80% refund of current tuition cost (not applicable to intensives)
  • Withdrawal after second meeting: 50% refund of current tuition cost
  • Withdrawal after third meeting: No refund

The Writing Sample

If this is your first workshop at The Writing Institute and you would like to be considered for an advanced-level class, please send a writing sample of three to five pages by e-mail to or by mail to the address on the registration form. You may send something you have written for another purpose. Samples enable the teacher to plan the class around students’ interests and abilities.

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