Our Students and Faculty: Profiles and Stories
Forthcoming Memoir Tells of Russian Adoption Journey
Writing Institute student and journalist Tina Traster tells her family’s story of adopting a Russian child in a memoir to be released in Spring 2014. Read more about Tina»
Writing is My Life: An Interview with Muriel Weinstein
Long-time Writing Institute student Muriel Weinstein was in her mid-eighties when she published her first children's book. She has since written a second book and has a poetry chapbook forthcoming. Read the interview»
Student to Student: Julie Gerstenblatt interviews Annabel Monaghan
In a HuffingtonPost.com blog, Julie Gerstenblatt interviews fellow Writing Institute student Annabel Monaghan about her new young adult novel A Girl Named Digit. The two were students in the Institute's Novel Writing Workshop, led by Patricia Dunn and Jimin Han.
Angie Hunt, a student at The Writing Institute, sat down for an interview with classmate Lucia Greenhouse, author of the recently published fathermothergod: My Journey Out of Christian Science. Read the interview»
Linda D'Arcy, a long-time Writing Institute student, continues to publish stories she writes and perfects in her memoir classes. Read Linda's story»
Stephanie Cooper and Howard Weinberg
Board of Trustee member Stephanie Cooper '65 MFA '76 and her husband Howard Weinberg talk about their experiences at The Writing Institute and discuss what it’s like taking a class with their significant other. Read the interview»
A longtime Writing Institute student, the late Neil Selinger published his memoir A Sloan Product earlier this year. The New York Times and The Journal News covered Neil's story and the release of the book.
Reflections on The Writing Institute
After 25 years of living abroad, Sheila Miller Bernson '71 returned to the United States—and to Sarah Lawrence College. Armed with plenty of material courtesy of her time overseas, but saddled by the demands of the day-to-day, Sheila turned to the Writing Institute to help put her stories on paper. A few years and a few classes later, she now shares her reflections on her time around the table in this community of writers. Read Sheila's story»
In the News
The Sundown Rule, by Writing Institute instructor Wendy Townsend, was named one of the Best Children's Books of 2011 by Kirkus Reviews.
In her December 2011 TED talk on the possibilities open to us in life’s third act, Jane Fonda refers to the Writing Institute and calls the late Neil Selinger, a longtime student, “the embodiment of mounting the staircase in his third act.“ Fonda also mentions the Institute and instructor Steve Lewis in her book Prime Time: Creating a Great Third Act.
In his "On Broadway" column in The New York Post, Michael Riedel praises renowned theatre critic John Simon, who taught a class at The Writing Instititute, saying: "As theatergoers who followed his work for 36 years in New York magazine know, he's a brilliant, witty writer."