Virtual Writing Workshops & Courses




Whether this is your first writing class or you’re finishing your next book, The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College helps writers grow and connect with a community of passionate writers. 

Our classes and workshops range from generative experiences to revision focused workshops, including one day craft intensives and seminars on publishing. All writers welcome. 

Explore our summer workshops in May & June and July & August!

Summer 2021 Virtual Workshops & Courses

This summer, all Writing Institute workshops and classes are being offered as virtual classes on Zoom. Much like our in-person workshops, students meet with their instructor in real time at a designated day and time each week.

In addition, we also offer a selection of asynchronous workshops held online in Canvas. 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.

Summer Session 1: May and June

Summer Session 2: July and August

Summer 2021 Readings

Join us via Zoom for faculty and student readings throughout the summer! Upcoming dates are June 17 and August 12, with full details to follow. To keep up to date on what's happening in The Writing Institute, sign up for our newsletter and watch this space for more information.


Frequently Asked Questions

Does The Writing Institute Offer One-on-One Instruction?

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

What is Your Cancellation Policy?

Canceling a registration before a course 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).

Canceling a course registration after attending the first session:
Students who drop out of a course after the first class will be refunded 50% of their tuition.

Canceling a course registration after attending two or more sessions:
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 of The Writing Institute.