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Writers in Florence 2015

A Tuscan Retreat for Emerging Writers

In this Tuscan retreat for undergraduates, students work intensively to generate new writing while finding literary inspiration in the enchanting, historically rich setting of Florence and Villa La Pietra. The program features nightly readings and lectures on writing and the writer’s life. On weekends, students have the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of their literary predecessors: they might walk along the Arno River, view the sunset from Piazzale Michelangelo, or visit Tuscan gardens and vineyards. Classes and events are held at Villa La Pietra (pictured). Bequeathed to NYU in 1994 by Sir Harold Acton, the Florentine campus consists of 5 historic villas and 57 acres of gardens and olive groves.

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How to Apply for Summer 2015

Writers in Florence is open to eligible NYU and visiting (non-NYU) undergraduates. The priority application deadline is February 1, 2015. Please visit the NYU Summer Study Abroad page and click on "Apply Now" to find the application (which will be available as of December 1, 2014).

Faculty Members Include

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EILEEN MYLES (Poetry) is the author of numerous books including Snowflake/different streets (poetry, 2012), Inferno (a poet’s novel) (2010), Sorry, Tree (poetry, 2007), Tow w/ artist Larry C. Collins (2005), Skies (2001), on my way (2001), Cool for You (novel, 2000), School of Fish (1997), Maxfield Parrish (1995), Not Me (1991), and Chelsea Girls (stories, 1994). In 1995, with Liz Kotz, she edited The New Fuck You/adventures in lesbian reading. From 1984 through 1986 Myles was Artistic Director of St. Mark's Poetry Project. In 2004 she wrote the libretto for the opera, Hell, composed by Michael Webster and performed on both coasts and in Tijuana in 2004 and in 2006. She is a Professor Emeritus of writing & literature at UC San Diego where she taught from 2002 to 2007. She received an Andy Warhol/Creative Capital art writers' grant for “Iceland.” The Poetry Society of American awarded her the Shelley Prize in 2010. She was a 2012 Guggenheim fellow. She lives in New York.
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DOROTHEA LASKY (Faculty Director; Poetry) is the author of ROME (Liveright/W.W. Norton, 2014), as well as Thunderbird, Black Life, and AWE, all out from Wave Books. She is a co-editor of Open the Door: How to Excite Young People About Poetry (McSweeney's, 2013) and has authored many chapbooks, including Poetry is Not a Project (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). Her poems have appeared in numerous places, including The Paris Review and POETRY. She holds a doctorate in creativity and education from the University of Pennsylvania and has been educated at Harvard University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Washington University. She is an Assistant Professor of Poetry at Columbia University's School of the Arts, is a co-founder of the Ashbery Home School, served as a 2013 Bagley Wright Lecturer in Poetry, and co-directs Writers in Florence with Jessica Flynn. She lives in Brooklyn and can be found online at dorothealasky.tumblr.com

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COLSON WHITEHEAD (Fiction) is the author of five novels and two books of nonfiction. His most recent book is The Noble Hustle, his account of the 2011 World Series of Poker. He has received a Whiting Writers Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. His reviews, essays, and fiction have appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Harper's.

Key Program Information

Program Dates
May 24-June 20, 2015

Academic Information and Schedule
Writers in Florence awards 8 points of undergraduate credit. The academic schedule is as follows:

Tuesdays-Fridays 
Schedule TBA: Afternoon workshops and craft classes in either fiction or poetry 
Select mornings and/or evenings: Colloquia events including readings and talks by acclaimed guest writers and field trips to local cultural sites.

Course Offerings
Students register for one of the following courses:

Writers in Florence: Fiction
CRWRI-UA.9828.001
 
Writers in Florence: Poetry
CRWRI-UA.9829.001

Program Costs and Housing Information
Please see the NYU Summer Study Abroad page for information on program costs and housing. Information on financial assistance can be found here.


Have Questions?

For questions about the application process, costs, eligibility, and general study abroad, please contact:
NYU Summer Study Abroad
Phone: 212-998-4433

For academic questions, please contact:
NYU Creative Writing Program 

writers.in.florence@nyu.edu