Crafting Your New Writing: Prompts from Classic & Contemporary Writers with Rachel Aydt

Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 06:30 PM until Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 08:30 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructor: Rachel Aydt
Length: 11 session, $660

In this 11-week class, Rachel Aydt, MFA will pair readings with writing prompts to help foster your own growth as a writer. Begin now to think about the pieces you long to write. In Crafting Your New Writing, the space will be used to develop fiction or memoir, short form or flash pieces. We’ll read excerpts from doorstopper classics, contemporary short and novel-length fiction, and experimental essays. We'll mine each piece for craft tools that can be employed in your own work, across genres. Each week, we’ll explore points of view, time markers, characterization, structure, research, and atmosphere. We'll generate a lot of writing, workshop your stories, and tackle great reading both in and outside of class.

Rachel Aydt is a part-time Assistant Professor of writing and literature at the New School University. She's lived in New York for over 25 years, working for national magazines in staff positions; writing and editing; and teaching across many genres of writing (nonfiction, literature, journalism). In 2017, she received her MFA from Sarah Lawrence College with a concentration in Creative Nonfiction. She's published essays and stories in The White Review, Broad Street Journal, HCE Review, and many other publications, and has completed a memoir.

Writing Institute Registration Process:

Step 1 - Registration Information: Complete this registration form in full.

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Step 3 - Confirmation: Once we receive your payment, your registration will be finalized and confirmed with an email. Please keep this email for your records.  Details about room assignment, parking, and any other information relevant to the course will be emailed to registered students the week before classes begin.

If you have questions about the registration process, please call us at 914-395-2205 or email

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