Writing at
Sarah Lawrence College


Sarah Lawrence's nationally recognized writing program presents students with dozens of courses in poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction taught by a distinguished faculty. The program encourages students to explore an array of distinctive perspectives and techniques that will extend their own writing ability—whatever their preferred genre.

The Writing Institute

Writing Institute classes are offered in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir writing, children's literature, screenwriting, the personal essay, and more. Small classes employ the workshop method and provide interaction with a skilled and sensitive faculty and with other adults for whom the art of writing well is important.

Graduate: Masters of Fine Arts

SLC's nationally recognized Graduate Writing Program brings students into close mentoring relationships with active, successful writers. Students concentrate in fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry, developing a personal voice while honing their writing and critical abilities. In addition to small workshops, students benefit from one-on-one biweekly conferences with faculty.

Summer Writer's Workshop for High School Students

The Sarah Lawrence College Writer's Workshop for High School Students (July 7-11, 2014) offers young writers an opportunity to explore the creative process with skilled writers and artists, and to experience the joys of writing in a supportive environment. No previous creative writing experience is necessary—only a commitment to learning, a fascination with words, and a desire to be part of a community that values art and experimentation.