Works produced by professional writers as well as by students in the class form the basis of discussion in the workshop process.
Applicants must submit 3-5 pages of any kind of writing demonstrating a command of grammar and punctuation.
An introductory course in the theory, practice, and reading of fiction, poetry, and allied forms. Students will learn to savor and practice the craft of poetry and narrative writing, developing techniques that inform both.
Some class meetings may feature peer review of student work, and instructors may assign writing exercises or prompts.
She earned a BM in violin from The Juilliard School.
As a violinist, she has presented solo and chamber music recitals throughout North America, Europe, China, and Tibet, and has appeared as a soloist with multiple orchestras.
She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2016 with her BA in English and is studying non-fiction at Columbia University’s MFA Creative Writing program.
She lives in New York with her cat, Captain Smokey.
She was a recipient of the Felipe De Alba Award for her short story, “The Secret of the Elks.” She currently works at The Authors Guild and is working on her first novel based in her home country of Sri Lanka.
This is her second year teaching at the Program for High School Students.