Advanced Writing Seminar: Residential Program in NYC
Join Writopia Lab for an immersive two weeks of writing in the heart of New York City! Our university-based program is located at The New School of Social Research in downtown Manhattan, 301 First Avenue (at 17th Street).
Developed for dedicated teen writers, the Advanced Writing Seminar NYC Session features a multi-genre portfolio curriculum, and is open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and rising college freshmen.
Writers will spend their mornings in intimate writing workshops led by published authors and produced playwrights. Afternoons and evenings will be spent expanding their writing horizons and exploring everything a global publishing capital like New York City has to offer!
Applications for 2023 are now open!
What You Will Need to Apply
- Writer’s Statement
- Writing Sample (5-10 pages)
- Teacher Recommendation
This session has limited capacity.
The Advanced Writing Seminar NYC Session’s housing, workshops, and many of our meals and activities are based out of the New School’s 301 Residency in Gramercy Park. This area of Manhattan is near Greenwich Village and Soho. It’s a short trip to Central Park, Times Square, Williamsburg, and a host of other exciting places.
$3,950 for residential participants.
Limited financial aid is available.
Sunday, July 9th through Saturday, July 22nd, 2023
Open to rising high school sophomores, juniors, seniors, and rising college freshmen.
For years, Writopia Lab’s Advanced Writing Seminar has provided pre-college writers with a fun and productive summer community. The NYC Session builds upon that, giving teen writers a memorable two weeks of experiences, relationships, and creative rigor.
Over the course of two weeks, participants will delve into their craft with published authors, and participate in two meetings with a prominent literary agent and editor/ publisher. The Advanced Writing Seminar places an emphasis on understanding how writing in a variety of forms (narrative, poetry, memoir, script) enriches and informs every writer. These workshops are fun, engaging, and designed to expand skills.
Each day is rooted in a multi-genre morning workshop, in which writers will have the time to develop their work, whether it be fiction, poetry, plays, or memoir. In this supportive but rigorous environment, writers will receive daily feedback on their work and will also participate in exercises, games, and lively group discussions. In the afternoons, writers will have the opportunity to take electives in poetry, memoir, ekphrastic writing, comedy, and more with our staff of published poets, essayists, comedy writers, and playwrights. Our instructors are working artists who train with Writopia Lab and teach our teen writers year-round.
Refund Policy If you withdraw before the Withdrawal Deadline (April 1st, 2023), you will be eligible for a 50% refund. After April 1st, 2023, we will not be able to offer any refunds.
A Typical Day
- 7:30 AM — Wake up
- 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM — Breakfast and morning meeting
- 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM — Workshop
- 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM — Lunch
- 12:45 PM to to 5:00 PM — Excursions and electives
- 5:45 PM to 6:30 PM — Dinner
- 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM — Evening excursions and activities
- 10:00 PM — Curfew