Want to Study with Acclaimed Authors? Apply for the 1-Credit Visiting Writers' Workshop!

By Jacob White, October 21, 2021

Apply now for a seat in the Spring 2022 Visiting Writers' Workshop!

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 Spring 2022 Visiting Writers' Workshop!

The deadline for applications is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 29!

WRTG 38000: Visiting Writers’ Workshop is a one-credit, multi-genre class that allows students to study poetry, fiction, and nonfiction with three visiting writers. The Spring 2022 visiting authors will include nonfiction writer Dina Nayeri (The Ungrateful Refugee) as well as two other acclaimed authors to be announced shortly.

The course consists of:

  • an orientation meeting with the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series Director
  • a 90-minute class with each of our three visiting writers (scheduled at various times during the semester)
  • three author readings + Q&As (1 hr. each)
  • a 25-minute individual conference with the writer of your choice to discuss your writing
  • collaboration with peers to host the writer in your chosen genre, crafting and delivering an author introduction for the DVW reading, as well as moderating the author Q&A that follows.

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 due on Friday, October 29th (5:00 p.m.).

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 Jacob White at jrwhite@ithaca.edu.

To apply for the Visiting Writer's Workshop, please download, fill out, and return the application found HERE to Jacob White (jrwhite@ithaca.edu) no later than Friday, October 29, 2021 (5:00 p.m.)