General Information about The Writing Institute
The Writing Institute helps students at all levels of experience move ahead in their writing; offers constructive, supportive, challenging responses to student writing in small classes (12 or fewer students); builds a collegial community of writers; energizes writers who feel stymied; and engages students in the genre or genres they find most enticing. Classes employ the workshop method. Through interaction with skilled faculty and students, participants become better thinkers, listeners, and writers.
Spring & Summer 2013 Schedule
Spring 2013 Workshops run from the week of February 11 to April 26. (See individual classes for exact dates.) Any special arrangements for holidays will be made by class consensus at the first meeting of the workshop. A full schedule of summer workshops is will be available soon.
How to Enroll in The Writing Institute
Enroll in The Writing Institute online by visiting the Spring 2013 Courses or Summer Session Workshops page and clicking the "Register online" link in the course description(s) of your choice. If you prefer to register by mail, please download a registration form and return it along with a check made payable to Sarah Lawrence College.
Refund policies are as follows:
- Withdrawal after first meeting: 80% refund of current tuition cost (not applicable to intensives)
- Withdrawal after second meeting: 50% refund of current tuition cost
- Withdrawal after third meeting: No refund
The Writing Sample
If this is your first workshop at The Writing Institute and you would like to be considered for an advanced-level class, please send a writing sample of three to five pages by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to the address on the registration form. You may send something you have written for another purpose. Samples enable the teacher to plan the class around students’ interests and abilities.