Since 1939, the Unterberg Poetry Center's Writing Program has offered students of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to hone their skills as writers and deepen their appreciation as readers, with programs ranging from introductory classes to literary seminars to advanced writing workshops.
Introductory classes show readers the way into writing. Advanced workshops offer MFA-caliber instruction without requiring a full-time commitment. Master classes give our students the opportunity to work with selected writers who are visiting New York to read at the Poetry Center.
For introductory writing workshops and literary seminars, enrollment is open.
Registration for all advanced summer workshops is by permission only: students are chosen by instructors on the basis of manuscript submission. Students may mail applications or submit them online.
Click here for guidelines and to apply.
A limited amount of scholarship assistance is available for Poetry Center classes. For information or to request a scholarship application, call Scholarship Services at 212.415.5699. Applications are also available at Customer Service in the main lobby of 92nd Street Y. Please note that scholarship applications must be received by the manuscript deadline for classes that require manuscript submission. Late applications will not be accepted. Scholarship applications should be sent to the address on the form.
Students will have the opportunity to be published in the Unterberg Poetry Center’s online literary magazine, Podium.
If you have questions about manuscript submission or any other aspect of the Writing Program, please contact the Poetry Center at 212.415.5760 or email.