Online and Remote Writing Workshops

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About our Workshops

The Writing Institute helps individuals grow as writers regardless of their current skill level or experience. Classes are small and use workshops to build a collegial community of writers. Through interaction with skilled faculty and students, participants become better thinkers, listeners, and writers.

Students in The Writing Institute have the opportunity to present work for critique and offer constructive critiques of fellow students’ work. Instructors help guide these discussions in a nurturing and noncompetitive atmosphere.

Remote, Synchronous Workshops

Currently, all of the The Writing Institute’s in-person workshops are being offered in a remote, synchronous format utilizing Zoom. Much like our in-person workshops, students meet with their instructor in real time at a designated day and time each week. Once the pandemic is over, we hope to resume our in-person classes on our beautiful, Bronxville campus.

Online, Asynchronous Workshops

Our online asynchronous workshops are held in Canvas. These online workshops allow students from all over the country, and the world, to participate. Students engage in weekly online work on days and times that are convenient for them. Often there are optional opportunities to meet and chat synchronously with your instructor and fellow students.

Spring 2021 Faculty Reading

Join us on Thursday, January 21st from 6:00pm to 7:00pm. You will hear from Cindy Beer-Fouhy, Kathy Curto, Barbara Josselsohn, and Ginger McKnight-Chavers. Click here to join the reading.

Spring 2021 Online and Remote Workshops

View Spring 2021 Classes

Advanced Novel & Memoir Writing with Marcia Bradley

Book Marketing "Crash" Course with Mindy Stockfield

Comic Relief: Humor Writing With Dan Zevin

Composing Historical Poetry with DeMisty Bellinger

Finding an Independent Publisher with Leland Cheuk

Intermediate Novel Writing with Barbara Josselsohn

Jumpstart Your Book! For Intermediate Fiction & Nonfiction Writers, a Workshop with Marcia Bradley

Jumpstart Your Poetry Practice: How Poems are Made with Elaine Sexton

Jumpstart Your Poetry Practice: How Poems Are Made (Part 2) with Elaine Sexton

Learn How to Link Your Short Stories and Memoirs into a Collection with Tessa McGovern

Life Stories: A Writing Workshop for Ages 50+ with Cindy Beer-Fouhy

Map Out Your Plot: A One-Day Intensive with Veera Hiranandani

Mind Your Business! A Law and Business Bootcamp for Writers with Ginger McKnight-Chavers

Novel Writing Master Class—Online Course with Caitlin Alexander (February to March)

Novel Writing Master Class—Online Course with Caitlin Alexander (March to April)

Prompts to Pages: Experimental Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers with Jimin Han

Query Letter Writing with Caitlin Alexander

Race Matters: Writing Diverse Characters and Stories with Ginger McKnight-Chavers   Everything you wanted to know about writing “the other,” but were afraid to ask … (February to March)

Reading and Writing Poetry and Lyric Essays with Carla Carlson

Revision Will Sell Your Book! with Marcia Bradley

So You Actually Want to Write a Screenplay? Introduction to Screenwriting with Jennifer Manocherian

Spotless Manuscripts: Editing for Publication with Leland Cheuk

Telling the Truth in Fiction with Joann Smith

The Chapbook: How to Shape and Publish a Small Collection of Poems with Elaine Sexton

The Future of Podcasting: Storytelling for Writers with Susan DeWalt

The Tiny and Ordinary—Creative Nonfiction with Kathy Curto (Wednesday section)

The Tiny and Ordinary—Creative Nonfiction with Kathy Curto (Thursday section)

This is the Month You Write Your Novel—Online Course with Michael Seidlinger

Writing Place, Writing the Self: Memoir Workshop with Tyler Mills (February to March)

Writing Place, Writing the Self: Memoir Workshop with Tyler Mills (March to April)

Writing Short Fiction for Beginners—Online Course with Crissy Van Meter

Writing your Short Story, Fiction and Memoir with Rachel Aydt

You're Beginning your Novel with Ines Rodrigues

One-on-One Instruction

Please note that we do not currently offer one-on-one instruction through the Writing Institute. However, our classes are small and offer individualized attention. Please reach out to us for course recommendations based on your specific needs at writinginstitute@sarahlawrence.edu.

Cancellation Policy

What if I need to drop out of a class that I registered for before the class starts?
Students may drop out of a class two business days prior to the start of class and receive a refund of their tuition minus a $25 administration fee and a $25 registration fee ($50 total).

What if I drop out of a class after attending the first class?
Students who drop out after the first class will be refunded 50% of the fee.

What if I drop out of a class after attending the second class?
There will be no refunds after the second class. There will be some inevitable exceptions to this rule based on extenuating circumstances, at the discretion of the Director.