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  • Creative Writing students come to The New School from across the United States and around the world to live the writer's life in New York City. To study at The New School is to join an established community experimenting and evolving together.

    The Creative Writing program hosts one of New York City's preeminent reading series, featuring forums with a diverse lineup of emerging and established writers. Program partners include the National Book Foundation, PEN America, the National Book Critics Circle, The Best American Poetry, The Story Prize, Cave Canem, Kundiman, The Center for Fiction, and the Poetry Society of America. Students also access peer and alumni get-togethers, reading series and publications, and events with publishing professionals and literary organizations.

  • Creative Writing students have access to traditional, modern, and innovative workspaces. Our facilities, including libraries, computer labs, study spaces, collaboration rooms, and media production facilities, help students grow creatively, collaboratively, and intellectually.

  • Creative Writing faculty serve as coordinators for each genre of study offered by the program, offering one-on-one advising sessions to help students select courses, discuss their works-in-progress, and navigate the world of writing and publishing through graduation and beyond. In addition to teaching and serving as advisors, faculty host and attend program events and teach weekend master classes. The program also holds a weekly tea, inviting faculty, students, alumni, and special guests to gather and exchange ideas in an informal setting.
  • Get to know Creative Writing through the program’s blog, featuring interviews with students and alumni and an interactive bookshelf of works from the Creative Writing community.






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