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Date: Jun 17, 2011
Hofstra University Presents the 37th Annual Summer Writers, Program, July 5-15, 2011Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University’s two-week Summer Writers Program, a cooperative endeavor of the Creative Writing Program, the Department of English and Continuing Education, offers nine classes that may be taken on a credit (for both undergraduate and graduate students) or noncredit basis The program begins on Tuesday, July 5 and runs on weekdays from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Friday, July 15. Credit students can earn three credits in two weeks.
The Summer Writers Program operates on the principle that true writing talent may be developed, nurtured and encouraged by writer-in-residence mentors. Through instruction, discussion, criticism and free exchange among the workshop participants, writers begin to find their voice and their style. The workshops provide group and individual sessions for each writer. Students choose one of nine writing genres—Poetry Writing, Short Fiction Writing, Children’s Fiction Writing, Writing Varieties of Nonfiction, Writing for Stage, Screen and TV, Writing Graphic Novels, Writing Mystery Fiction, or Writing About Sports—and spend two intensive weeks studying with a writer-in-residence and honing their writing skills. In addition to the workshops, there are informal presentations by agents, editors, publishers and authors. Both mentors and students will read from published work and works-in-progress. These presentations and the luncheon offer additional opportunities to meet informally with participants, master writers and guest speakers.
This year's master writers include Reed Farrel Coleman, Keith Dallas, Brian Heinz, Patricia Horvath, Janice Levy, Connie Roberts, Andrew Salomon, and Paul Zimmerman. The program director is Richard Pioreck, a member of the Hofstra Creative Writing faculty.
The Summer Writers Program includes a luncheon on Thursday, July 14 at noon at the Hofstra University Club. The Luncheon is open to the public and features bestselling author Megan Abbott, who will discuss “Luminous Visions: The Mysteries of Inspiration.”
There are also two special sections for high school students: Creative Writing and Creative Writing Intensive.
Non-credit and high school student tuition is $600 for the two-week, 9-session workshop. Students who wish to take the program for undergraduate or graduate credit should contact Professor Richard Pioreck in the English Department at Richard.J.Pioreck@hofstra.edu or 516-463-0258.
For registration and all other information about the 37th Annual Summer Writers Program, call (516) 463-7200 or e-mail email@example.com. Information and an online brochure are available at ce.hofstra.edu/summerwriters.
Related Link: More About the Summer Writers Program