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

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.

For the spring 2016 Master Class, the visiting writers will be poet Vijay Seshadri, nonfiction writer Abigail Thomas, and fiction writer Percival Everett. The application deadline is October 14, 2015.

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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