Manhattanville to host Fall Writers Weekend

By Aleesia Forni

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Manhattanville College will host a Fall Writers Weekend on Sept. 9, 10 and 11 to help creative writers develop their craft.

The workshop is presented by the college’s Master of Fine Arts program in creative writing. Enrollment is open to both graduate students and the general public.

The program will begin with a two-hour orientation on Sept. 1. Attendees will develop one short story or essay from concept through revision over the course of the event. Attendance in the workshop is $450 for the entire three days.

“It’s like taking a semester-long workshop and crunching it into three days,” said Manhattanville Master of Fine Arts program director Lori Soderlind. “It’s a very exciting way to jump into a writing project, and the workshop facilitators are highly accomplished writers and teachers. It’s a great experience.”

Novelist Janet Desaulniers and memoirist Amy Wilensky will be the instructors for the three-day intensive literary workshop. They will also be featured in readings and panel discussions that are open to the public free of charge.

For more information contact Soderlind at 914-323-5239 or


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Aleesia Forni
Aleesia Forni covers transportation, tourism, nonprofits and residential real estate for the Westchester County Business Journal. She previously worked as a financial reporter for the online newsletter Prospect News. She started with the Westchester County Business Journal in April 2016.

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