The New School Workshop: Nonfiction

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
TNS Workshop: Nonfiction
Fall 2023
Taught By: Robert Polito
Section: A

CRN: 15833

Credits: 3

Be a part of the history of writing and writers at The New School. From 1927 to 1931, the creative writing workshop evolved at The New School into what would become the first academic workshop in creative writing. In this signature workshop, students generate new material and read literature like writers. Special attention is paid to professional questions about publishing, collaboration, and building a life as an artist. Professor Robert Polito, founder of the MFA in Creative Writing and the Writing & Democracy Honors Program at The New School, poet biographer, essayist, critic, and recipient of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Biography, will work with students toward the successful completion of a nonfiction project of their own devising. This may take any form - personal or public subjects; experimental or classic approaches; a single sustained work, or a succession of shorter pieces. The aim of the workshop is to create through class discussion of manuscripts, outside reading, and individual conferences the circumstances that might allow you to create the strongest nonfiction of your writing life.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Synchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:42am EDT 9/22/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 8/31/2023 - 12/14/2023