Create original work in various genres: fiction, poetry, playwriting, memoir, and essay!
Interested in creative writing? Create original work in various genres: fiction, poetry, playwriting, memoir, and essay.
Guided by accomplished, experienced instructors who foster a supportive atmosphere of productivity and fun, the workshop-style format allows you to share your work and encourages discussions of writing technique and craft, including voice, character, tone, plot, and point of view. Produce polished pieces that can be used for college essays and/or award submissions.
The program culminates in a reading to which friends and family are invited and publication in the institute’s online literary journal.
Week 1 Schedule
Nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and workshops.
Week 2 Schedule
Nonfiction, fiction, poetry, workshops, revision, and final reading.
Final Reading: On the last day of the program, there will be a reading (on Zoom) to which family and friends are welcome to attend.
The class will be held live on Zoom, from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Materials will be shared through SUNY Purchase’s academic platform, Moodle.
1:00 - 2:15
Craft and Technique: Students will be introduced to different aspects of craft and techniques for different genres. Examples include tone, perspective, voice, diction, and more.
After the element is introduced, students will be given a prompt and time to write. Afterward,
students can share their work and receive feedback. This part of class will expand their skills as
both readers and creative writers.
2:00 - 3:15
Writing Studio: Students will be given a daily prompt. Every day the students are given an optional writing prompt with the idea that at least one will develop into a longer piece that will be revised and polished. Students spend this time writing, drafting, revising, and polishing their pieces. The teacher will be available to offer feedback. Spending at least twenty minutes on the daily prompt is good for writing practice, and for stretching our writers’ technique, imagination, and confidence in their own capabilities.
3:15 - 4:00
Workshop: Each student shares the pieces that he or she is developing and revising (the exercises are shared daily— workshop is for pieces that the writers want to perfect). Students offer positive feedback as well as constructive criticism for the revision of the works in progress. Workshop is always guided by the instructor.
Program Details - (Virtual Program)
Session II: July 13–July 24
Monday–Friday, 1:00 pm –4:00 pm
$550 for the first registration
$495 for the second registration in the family, Purchase College employees and alumni, and early registrations (received by June 5, 2020)
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