The New School: Multi Arts & Writing Workshop

Schools of Public Engagement: Creative Writing

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
TNS: Multi Arts/Writing Wkshp
Spring 2024
Taught By: Robert Polito
Section: A

CRN: 14441

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. Today, these signature workshops are still evolving—as we come together to devise the conditions for producing our most authentic work, and in The New School tradition, learn by doing. Intended for nonfiction writers, fiction writers, and poets, in this course students may work strictly inside a genre — whether poetry, nonfiction, or fiction — or may write across (and against) genres and may include other art forms and modes of expression. Please note - writing can engage visual elements, irrespective of genre, and either in explicitly creative (for instance, graphic fiction, graphic memoir, graphic poetry, etc.) or explicitly critical (for instance, art criticism, film criticism, music criticism, cultural criticism, etc.) dimensions. Come prepared for fresh adventures — as a reader: and, as a writer. Special attention is paid to the professional questions we share about publishing, collaboration, entrepreneurship, and building a life as an artist. This workshop is led by Professor Robert Polito, founder of the MFA in Creative Writing and the Writing & Democracy Honors Program at The New School, poet, biographer, essayist and critic and winner of the National Book Critics Circle in Nonfiction.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Creative Writing (CRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

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: 1:46am EDT 6/14/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 510
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024