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Unterberg Poetry Center

Since 1939, Unterberg Poetry Center audiences have studied with the finest writers in every literary genre.

Literary Seminars

Are you a devoted reader? Revisit the classic you’ve always meant to reread or discovery a literary treasure that’s been waiting for you.

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Open-Enrollment Classes

First-time writer? Learn the fundamentals, present your work and receive valuable feedback from your teacher and classmates. No submission required.

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Advanced Workshops

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 on the basis of submission. Deadline: Wednesday, May 2 at 5 pm.

Young Writers' Workshop

A one-of-a-kind three-week summer experience where students ages 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.

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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.