Summer Programs & Courses

Four Weeks, 8 Undergraduate Credits

Writers in Florence offers poets and fiction writers the opportunity to live the writer's life in Florence. In this literary retreat, students work intensively to generate new writing in the enchanting, historically rich setting where so many writers—from Dante to E. M. Forster—have found literary inspiration. Students participate in daily workshops and craft seminars, and attend readings and special lectures on all aspects of 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. ... read more »

Four Weeks, 8 Undergraduate Credits

Writers in New York offers students of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction an opportunity to develop their craft while living the writer’s life in Greenwich Village. The NYU Creative Writing Program is housed in a lovely townhouse in the same neighborhood where so many writers—including Mark Twain, E.E. Cummings, James Baldwin, Willa Cather, Marianne Moore, Richard Wright, and Frank O’Hara—have lived and worked. Writing and reading assignments are designed to encourage immersion in the city. Students in the program work intensively to generate new writing, study great literary works by other writers, and participate in a lively series of readings, lectures, literary walking tours, publishing panels, and special events. ... read more »

Four Weeks, 8 Undergraduate Credits

Writers in Paris offers poets and fiction writers the opportunity to live the writer's life in Paris. Students participate in daily workshops and craft classes, are mentored by accomplished professional writers, and attend readings and special seminars led by Paris-based writers and editors. Writing and reading assignments are designed to encourage immersion in the city. For example, poets might visit the Louvre to write ekphrastic poems or create Parisian street sonnets by taking a 14-block walk of the St. Denis area where Francois Villon lived and generating a line of poetry per block. Fiction writers might study dialogue by listening for overheard speech at a sidewalk café or learn about description and setting by writing a story set in the neighborhood where Hemingway lived and worked. Students in the program work intensively to generate new writing and also attend a lively series of readings, lectures, literary walking tours, publishing panels, and special events. ... read more »

Six Weeks (May 22-July 2 or July 3-August 13, 2017), 4 Undergraduate Credits

The Creative Writing Program offers introductory and intermediate writing workshops throughout the summer. Classes are held on NYU's Greenwich Village campus. Coursework ranges from an introduction to the fundamentals of the craft to more advanced explorations of specific forms, techniques, and genres. Workshops are open to NYU and Non-NYU students. ... read more »