The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College

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The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College identifier

Join the distinguished Sarah Lawrence literary heritage at The Writing Institute.

Enroll in a noncredit course at The Writing Institute, where everyone—from the novice to seasoned writers, pre-teens to retirees—can find a class where they will explore their talent, engage with a genre, and bring their inner writer to life.

Course offerings at The Writing Institute include traditional writing workshops in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and poetry, along with specialized classes on topics ranging from 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, an award that provides two recipients a yearlong opportunity to work closely with a faculty mentor on a writing project of their choice.

Since its conception in 1983, the goal of The Writing Institute has remained the same: to help each writer become the writer they want to be.