The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College




The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College identifier

Join the distinguished Sarah Lawrence literary heritage at The Writing Institute and become the writer you want to be!

Enroll in a noncredit workshop 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.

The Writing Institute offerings include:

Traditional writing workshops in:

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction
  • Memoir
  • Poetry

Specialized classes on topics ranging from:

  • Screenwriting
  • The Art of Humor
  • Story Mapping
  • Flash Fiction
  • 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 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.

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