Pitt's Writing Program offers classes in a broad range of creative writing classes every term.

You might also check out the Composition program's certificate or major in Public and Professional Writing. PPW is a great option for people who are looking for ways to write on the job, whether they are looking for jobs in the nonprofit sector, the for-profit world, or government. Many students who have been interested in publishing or editing have found the PPW program a good fit. Competitive internships are available.

Associated Writing Programs (AWP) offers contacts for writing programs and for writers' conferences and centers.

The Electronic Poetry Center offers resources that focus on "digital and contemporary formally innovative poetries, new media writing, and literary programming."

Pitt offers non-credit informal writing classes for adult learners age 50 and higher through the College of General Studies .

Non-credit writing workshops are offered seasonally for a modest cost at the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts School.

A free monthly poetry workshop is run by Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange at City Books, 1111 Carson Street, South Side at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.

NYU has long been recognized as a vibrant center for writing and literature and was named one of the top ten creative writing programs in the country by the Atlantic Monthly. The program offers writing intensives especially for undergraduate writers. Undergraduate writers can learn more about their summer offerings by visiting the website: http://cwp.as.nyu.edu/page/summer. If you have any questions or would like more information, please feel free to contact creative.writing@nyu.edu or 212-998-7584.

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