Registration and General Information
For those wishing to stay on campus, a number of private, air-conditioned dormitory rooms with shared baths are available (on a first-come, first-served basis) for the length of the seminar. A meal plan consisting of three meals daily plus Sunday dinner is included in the package for those students who choose to stay on campus. Two meal-plan-only options are available for commuter students only.
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The Summer Writers Seminar is open to anyone 21 years of age or older.
To apply, please download and complete the application form. In addition to this form, we require a brief biographical sketch and a manuscript. Your name should be on each page of your manuscript and on your biographical sketch. Fiction and Creative Nonfiction Writers including Graphic Novel and Young Adult: Submit one to two short pieces, or a brief section of a book. The manuscript should total no more than 20 pages and be double-spaced. Poets: Submit four to five poems. This sample is for admission purposes only.
A $30 nonrefundable application fee is required. Make checks payable to Sarah Lawrence College.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. A notification e-mail will be sent. Registration material will be mailed by early June. All fees must be received by June 7.
A limited number of partial tuition scholarships will be available. Indicate on your application that you would like to be considered and attach a letter describing your need. This letter should be separate from your biographical sketch.
You will be able to apply for academic credit (optional) upon completion of the program. Application forms will be available at the registration desk when the program begins. An additional charge of $300 for one academic credit will be required.
This seminar is sponsored by the MFA in Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence College.