The Writers' Institute

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The Writers' Institute introduces talented writers to New York’s finest and most prestigious editors. Ambition and creativity are the mainstays of our workshops. Our goal is to encourage students to find their own literary voice. With the rewarding guidance that a senior industry-insider offers, students will be able to explore the extraordinary range of possibilities offered by the print media world.

Dorothy Wickenden offered hours of her weekends working with me on a pitch for an investigative story, Sam Tanenhaus spent part of his Thanksgiving vacation editing a three thousand word book review I'd written, Dan Menaker edited an early draft of a personal history later published by GQ, and, weeks after the program had ended, Jonathan Landman helped me with an op-ed published by The New York Times."

From Nathan Thrall whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and GQ

With our unique approach, The Writers’ Institute offers a one-year intensive course of instruction capped by a certificate and priceless tips straight from the intricate workings of every editor’s mind.

Participants in The Writers' Institute include savvy readers and brilliant sculptors of talent, members of our faculty currently represent publishing giants such as Farrar, Straus & Giroux, Knopf, Norton, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Harper’s and Granta, and a very talented roster of students.

Faculty 2022–2023


"By April, when the program ended, my expectations had been exceeded when John Freeman, editor of Granta,bought one of my stories that had been workshopped in his class. Through it had been made clear from the beginning that having access to rock star editors wasn't going to guarantee publication, this was a happy surprise that wouldn't have happened without the Writers Institute."

— Judith Chicurel

Whose story appeared in GRANTA


May 1, 2018

Bogliasco Summer Seminar

The Writers’ Institute in partnership with The Bogliasco Study Center and The Bogliasco Foundation is very pleased to host 12 students this coming May, 2018...