The Writer’s Hotel Master Class in Fiction, Nonfiction & Poetry

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - Tuesday, June 16, 2015


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Midtown Manhattan, between three writers' hotels: The Bryant Park Hotel, Library Hotel and The Algonquin.

Admission Fees

The $2,500 tuition fee includes all workshops, lectures, panels, agent speed dating, literary walking tours and literary events in the city--along with the unique opportunity to read one's own original work at well-known venues in New York City. TWH is both a conference and a workshop.


Our Master Class is centered on craft and the publishing industry. Each writer participates in an intensive workshop with a TWH instructor, attends lectures and seminars on craft, and is a part of our literary agent speed dating event. Writers also get to read their own original work in NYC at incredible venues. We also offer literary walking tours and a game of “Wink, Murder” at The Algonquin Hotel, a parlor game made famous by NYC’s so-called “Vicious Circle.”

It is free to apply via Submittable:
Deadline is March 7, 2015 but we are already filling up. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Workshop Leaders are TWH Editor Scott Wolven and TWH Founder and Director Shanna McNair instructing in Fiction; Richard Hoffman and Elyssa East, instructing in Nonfiction; and Stephen Dunn instructing in Poetry. There will be special guests and lecturers in all three genres, including a lecture on the visual narrative by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Zach Zamboni, a short poetry workshop hosted by Maine Poet Laureate Wesley McNair and writing craft lectures by poet and author Barbara Hurd and poet Kathleen Aguero.

Each accepted writer has the unusual opportunity to read their own original work at an NYC venue on one of our reading nights. Each writer will be named on one of our TWH posters for the event. Our venues for student writers will include KGB Bar Lit’s Red Room and Cornelia Street Cafe. Faculty readings will be held at The Half King and Kinokuniya. Our reading series is called “The Writer’s Hotel Reading Series” and is curated specially for each Master Class.

Contact Information

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