Distinguished Visiting Writers Series

DVW Series Writers' Workshop / Master Class

Would you like to study the art and craft of writing with acclaimed visiting writers? Want advice on your own work from a distinguished poet, novelist, or essayist? Then apply for the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series Master Class!

The DVW Series Master Class—also known as WRTG 38000: Writers’ Workshop—is a 1-credit multi-genre class that allows students to study poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with three visiting writers. The course consists of:

  • an orientation meeting with the DVW Series Director
  • two 90-minute classes with each visiting writer (scheduled at various times during the semester)
  • three evening readings
  • a 25-minute individual conference with the writer of your choice to discuss your writing
  • a book by and a lunch with the writer with whom you’ll be conferencing
  • the opportunity to create a 15-page portfolio of original work in three genres.

All of these opportunities will further your knowledge of writing in multiple genres, hone and inspire your skills as a writer, and help keep you up to date on the world of contemporary writing.

Students may take the course up to three times in order to receive credit for an upper-division writing elective. Though priority goes to Writing majors and minors, all Ithaca College students are welcome to apply. Applications are always due a semester in advance. To apply, fill out the application form (see Featured Document on this page), attach a writing sample, and submit both by the due date.

The DVW Series Writers' Workshop offers IC students a unique opportunity to learn from some of America's foremost writers. Don’t miss your chance—apply!

For more information, contact Professor Eleanor Henderson at ehenderson@ithaca.edu.

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