Creative Writing and Literature Courses at 92Y

Our students say:

Our instructor created a space for us to write close to our hearts and to find our voices on the page. She ended each session with the imperative: Keep Writing! No surprise that the community she created in a winter session at 92Y continues to meet at a back table in Harlem as summer unfolds.

– Who doesn't want to work with a brilliant novelist who also happens to be a font of inspiration? The paradigm of the creative writing workshop instructor is written in [my teacher’s] DNA.

– One of the best writing instructors I've had […] She highlighted writers' strengths and choices in places where I would've seen only weaknesses (and thus been unable to learn from them) and focused discussions proactively so that everyone could learn. I got great feedback on my current project, yes, but came away armed with tools that will make my future writing stronger!

First-time writer?

Start writing in our open-enrollment workshops in the fall! Learn the fundamentals, present your work and receive valuable feedback from your teacher and classmates. No submission required.

Take your craft to the next level

Developing a writing project? Turn the next page of your writing career. Apply for advanced workshops in Poetry, Fiction and Memoir, or a one-session intensive master class.

Students are selected by instructors on the basis of submission. To be considered for a fall workshop or master class, your manuscript must be received by Monday, September 19, at 5 pm.

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For the scholar in you

Deepen your appreciation as a reader. Revisit a classic or fall for a new literary love in these college-style seminar courses.

For emerging writers

Your voice matters! The Young Writers’ Workshop for High School Students is a multiple-genre summer intensive in which participants hone their craft by studying with published writers for three weeks in New York City.

Scholarships available for all classes. For advanced courses, master classes and the Young Writers’ Workshop, scholarship applications must be received by manuscript deadline. For details, visit 92Y’s Scholarship Program.

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