Creative Writing students come to The New School from across the United States and around the world to live the writer's life in New York City. To study at The New School is to join an established community experimenting and evolving together.
The Creative Writing program hosts one of New York City's preeminent reading series, featuring forums with a diverse lineup of emerging and established writers. Program partners include the National Book Foundation, PEN America, the National Book Critics Circle, The Best American Poetry, The Story Prize, Cave Canem, Kundiman, The Center for Fiction, and the Poetry Society of America. Students also access peer and alumni get-togethers, reading series and publications, and events with publishing professionals and literary organizations.