Stony Brook Southampton Offers Writing Workshop to Public

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Stony Brook Southampton is welcoming East End writers for a non-credit course that does not require enrollment. Photo credit: kvkirillov/iStock/Thinkstock

Stony Brook Southampton is offering a 17-session weekly non-credit writing workshop beginning this month, and enrollment at the college is not required.

Taking places Wednesdays from 5:20 to 8:10 p.m., January 27 through May 18, the workshop will focus on multiple genres.

Students are not required to be accepted by, nor enrolled in, the Stony Brook Southampton MFA in Creative Writing program to take the course, which will be taught by William Ste. Marie, a certified English teacher and recipient of the College of Staten Island’s Creative Writing Award. Students will start by reading works across genres to discover what drives great writing. They will then analyze story elements and structure. After developing a general foundation in the basics of writing, the class will zero in on specific attributes of craft through the genres of short story, scriptwriting, and poetry.

By the end of the course, students will have produced one quality poem, short story, and short film script. Class size is limited to 16 students; the 17-session class costs $700.

For more information, call 631-632-5030 or visit

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