Fall 2021 Writing Workshops & Courses




This fall, the Writing Institute offers virtual classes and a select number of in person classes on campus. Virtual classes, much like our in-person workshops, meet in real time at a designated day and time each week via Zoom. 

What are asynchronous classes?

Our online asynchronous classes allow students the flexibility to complete coursework on their own schedule. Each course offers discussion prompts, writing prompts, craft discussions and opportunities to receive feedback on your work, as well as a once-a-week live virtual meeting with the instructor.

Explore our fall workshops below!

Fall Session One: September and October

Registration closes one week before start date. For on campus classes: please see safety guidelines within the course page. 

Fall Session Two: November and December

Registration is open until one week before a course begins. For on campus classes: please see safety guidelines within the course page. 

Fall 2021 Readings & Events

On Campus: Fall Meet & Greet (Outdoors) on Thursday, September 23 at 6:00pm at the Remy Theatre. More details here.

Join us via Zoom for faculty and student readings throughout the fall!

Our virtual community readings will take place on Thursday, October 21st at 5:00pm EST and Thursday, December 2nd at 5:00pm EST. Students are encouraged to sign up to read, and all are welcome. 

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 writinginstitute@sarahlawrence.edu.

What is Your Cancellation Policy?

Canceling a registration before a course starts:
No refunds are given on one-day intensives, advanced classes, and yearlong classes where space is limited. 

For other classes, 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.