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Unterberg Poetry Center

“My teacher proved especially gifted at meeting students on their level as a point of departure. This course was — and I do not exaggerate — transformational.”

Make your voice resonate. Discover what story to tell and how to tell it at 92Y.

  • Literary Seminars

    Revisit the classic you’ve always meant to reread or discover the literary treasure that’s been waiting for you.

  • Open-Enrollment Classes

    Learn the fundamentals and receive valuable feedback. No submission required.

  • Advanced Workshops

    Turn the next page. Students are selected on the basis of submission. Deadline: Monday, April 27, at 5 pm.

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Young Writers Workshop

Two one-of-a-kind summer experiences where students ages 12–14 and 15–18 can explore their ideas, experiment with form and grow confident in their work.

Student Work

Read published work by recent Writing Program students.

View Work

Podium was the Poetry Center’s Writing Program online literary magazine from 2007-2015. Limited archival issues are available. We invite you to read current students’ published work.

Podium Archive

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.

If you are interested in housing during your participation in a workshop, please email 92Y Residence.

Writing Workshops and Literature Courses

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Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.