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Fall/Spring Courses

Creative Writing Workshop for Teensplaywriting

High school writers create original works of fiction, memoirs, personal essays, poetry, and playwriting under the guidance of an accomplished, experienced instructor. The workshop-style format allows students to write and share their work in a fun and supportive atmosphere. The writers discuss their work in terms of technique and craft, including such elements as voice, character, plot, tone, dialogue, and point of view and produce polished pieces that can be submitted for college essays, awards, and publications.
YTH 9470 / noncredit / $300
Discount: $275 (children of Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: TBD
Sat., 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
Sept. 15 - Oct. 27 ( 7 sessions)
Location Fort Awesome, room 142


Creative Writing Fall Summer Program Writing through the Arts: Learning to See and the Art of Nonfiction

Learn essential elements of the writer’s craft—descriptive detail, poetic language, punctuation as craft, and voice—that make personal narrative and nonfiction writing come alive. Practice close reading and engage in revising your work under the guidance of accomplished instructors. You will visit the Neuberger Museum of Art and participate in a writing celebration to applaud your accomplishments. (For grades 6–8)
YTH 9166 / noncredit / $195
Discount: $170 (children of Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Ellen Brooks
Wed., 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 26 - Oct. 24 (5 sessions)
Location : Neuberger Museum of Art, 3rd Floor

High school students who wish to enroll in credit courses must have (a) completed their junior year and (b) received approval from Purchase College to register. Proficiency in English is required. They are strongly encouraged to only consider lower-level (1000–2999) credit courses and are responsible for meeting any prerequisites.