The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College opens its doors this year with a dozen new offerings for aspiring and accomplished writers. Continuing its tradition of offering non-credit courses in fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry for beginning writers and those seeking more advanced level courses, the Writing Institute is popular with area residents seeking to hone their skills and develop their imaginations.
A Bronx Council of the Arts award won by Institute participant Aldina Vazao Kennedy for short stories she developed in her Writing Institute class last year is illustrative of the success some participants have achieved.
In addition to new classes in all areas, the Writing Institute has added some innovative classes that focus more narrowly on a particular topic. Politics and Prose and Acting for Writers are two examples. An information session where prospective participants can meet faculty, ask questions and converse with other writers will be held on Monday, September 12 from 6-8 p.m. at Slonim House. For more information please call (914) 395-2205 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.