Unterberg Poetry Center Writing Program

Turn the page—with over 20 classes taught by the nation’s top poets and story-writers, the Poetry Center offers an experience like no other. Whether you’re a full-time writer, a first-time poet, or a reader, you can grow your voice here.

  • Deepen your appreciation as a reader with our literary seminars.
  • Ease your way into writing or learn a new craft with our open-enrollment workshops.
  • Hone your skills in our advanced workshops.
  • Work with acclaimed writers reading at 92Y in our intimate master classes.

Students in the Writing Program enjoy complimentary passes to select events in the Poetry Center’s world-renowned Reading Series.

How to enroll

Enrollment is open for literary seminars and introductory workshops. Enrollment for advanced workshops and master classes is by permission only. Students are chosen by instructors on the basis of manuscript submission. Applications can be submitted by post or online by Friday, September 19, at 5 pm. Click here for full guidelines and to apply.

Scholarship assistance is available for all Writing Program applicants. Scholarship applications must be received by the manuscript deadline for advanced workshops and master classes. For details, visit 92Y’s Scholarship Program.


For questions about the Writing Program, please call 212.415.5760 or email us.

Writing Program