Monday, April 18, 2011

New Summer Opportunity for Writers in Downtown Brooklyn

 Calling all fiction writers:

Long Island University is accepting applications for the first annual Summer Writers Lab at the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University. This urban fiction immersion will be held from June 16-18, 2011, and features Marlon James, Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Egan and Gabriel Cohen leading master fiction workshops. There will also be readings, performances, and panels by an assortment of writers (including Rick Moody and Wesley Stace), publishers, and agents.

Many of the events taking place during the Summer Writers Lab are open to the public for $5, and
Jessica Hagedorn, novelist and playwright, at the helm as Director of the Lab, has crafted a flexible, affordable program designed to provide both beginning and advanced writers the opportunity to hone their skills in intimate settings.

More information at The Summer Writers Lab (SWL) is hosted by the M.F.A in Creative Writing Program and will include workshops, panels, readings and performances by prominent writers working in fiction and crimefiction. The Brooklyn Campus is located in Fort Greene.

Workshops will be held during three sessions: Thursday through Sunday, June 16-18, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m or 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Applicants need to submit a writing sample, along with a $20 application fee. Tuition is $300 for one workshop or $500 for two workshops. Admission to panels and events is included in the workshop fees. For more information or to apply, contact (718) 488-1050 or email or visit

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