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 Visiting Writers' Workshop!

WRTG 38000: Writers’ Workshop is a one-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 Distinguished Visiting Writers 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

All of these opportunities will further your knowledge of writing in multiple genres, develop 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 juniors and seniors who are Writing majors and minors, all Ithaca College students are welcome to apply. Applications are always due a semester in advance.

The Visiting 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 DVW Director Nick Kowalczyk at nkowalczyk@ithaca.edu.

Victor LaValle, Shirley Jackson Award winner and author of The Ballad of Black Tom, leads a Visiting Writers' Workshop.

Student Kecia Romiel in an individual conference with poet Ada Limón, 2015 National Book Award finalist for Bright Dead Things.

Apply for the Visiting Writer's Workshop

Please fill out an application that can be found HERE.