Discover the writer's life in New York City. The 2016 Summer Writers Colony at The New School will meet Monday, June 6 through Thursday, June 23rd. This intensive three-week program of workshops, literary salons, and publishing seminars provides a supportive yet challenging atmosphere in which to develop as a writer, whether you are embarking on a new writing project or developing a work-in-progress. Here is a look at the fiction offerings at this year's colony.
Sharon Mesmer returns as the leader of the fiction workshop. Mesmer is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist. Her fiction collections are the The Starry Dynamos (forthcoming), Ma Vie à Yonago (Hachette Littératures, Paris, in French translation by Daniel Bismuth, 2005), In Ordinary Time (Hanging Loose Press, 2005), and The Empty Quarter (Hanging Loose Press, 2005). Her poetry collections are Greetings from My Girlie Leisure Place (Bloof Books, 2015), Annoying Diabetic Bitch (Combo Books, 2008), The Virgin Formica (Hanging Loose Press, 2008), Vertigo Seeks Affinities (chapbook, Belladonna Books, 2007), Half Angel, Half Lunch (Hard Press, 1998) and Crossing Second Avenue (chapbook, ABJ Press, Tokyo, 1997). She teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs of New York University and The New School. Originally from Chicago, she has lived in Brooklyn, New York since 1988.
Fiction Literary Salons
The Sellout by Paul Beatty, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction.