Open House for Sarah Lawrence’s Writing Institute Features Reading by Teachers August 24

Learn More About the Institute’s Community of Writers

Writers of all levels are invited to attend the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute’s Fall Open House on Thursday, August 24 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Wrexham Living Room on campus. Participants will have the opportunity to listen to readings by authors teaching in The Writing Institute, meet students and faculty, ask questions, become familiar with teachers’ genres and writing styles, and build or strengthen relationships with a vibrant community of writers.

The Writing Institute offers a wide selection of noncredit courses where everyone from beginner to experienced writer can explore their talents and skills. Course offerings at The Writing Institute vary from traditional workshops in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry, as well as specialized courses on such topics as screenwriting, the art of humor, and story mapping, to flash fiction and creative writing for teens. Many writers who have studied at The Writing Institute have gone on to publish novels, memoirs, poetry chapbooks, children’s books, young adult novels, and more.

Students in The Writing Institute are eligible for the Kathryn Gurfein Writing Fellowship at Sarah Lawrence College. This award provides two recipients a yearlong opportunity to work closely with a faculty member on a writing project of their choice.

Writing institute classes are small—no larger than 12 students—and use workshops to build a collegial community of writers. Through interaction with skilled faculty and students, participants become better thinkers, listeners, and writers.

For more information and to register for the open house please visit, e-mail, or call 914.395.2205.

About Sarah Lawrence College

Founded in 1926, Sarah Lawrence is a prestigious, coeducational liberal arts college that consistently ranks among the leading liberal arts colleges in the country. Sarah Lawrence is known for its pioneering approach to education, rich history of impassioned intellectual and civic engagement, and vibrant, successful alumni. In close proximity to the unparalleled offerings of New York City, the historic campus is home to an intellectually curious and diverse community.