Write with Writers in Venice is a unique study abroad program offered by the Department of English at Salisbury University. Venice has long been and continues to be a profound source of inspiration for writers drawn to the city's enduring beauty and mystery, among them Edith Wharton, Hemingway, Thomas Mann and Rilke to name just a few. Join this list of writers and be inspired by this magical city to create a portfolio manuscript of your own. Final dates for the program will be determined in spring 2012, but travel will be in late May or early June.
CLASS: ENGL 494: Topics in English(4 Credits) In the semester before departure, in scheduled monthly meetings, students will meet with peer travelers and the instructor to discuss selections of writing from these and other writers with an eye and ear to specific craft choices, to what end are they used, and how they can can be used in their own writing generated in Venice.
Students will demonstrate a clear understanding of above craft choices in short assignments due via e-mail to the instructor.
While in Venice students will visit locations in which works of the above authors were conceived and respond with creative writing of their own which will be critiqued in daily workshop classes.
Students will attend artistic and literary events that use language as a part of performances or exhibits at the world-famoust Venice Biennale 2013.
A revised portfolio manuscript is due to the instructor two weeks after the return from Venice.
Prerequisite: C or better in ENGL 102 or 103 and permission of instructor.
THE VENICE BIENNALE: As one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world, Venice is the home of a treasure trove of Italian Renaissance art. Every two years, it also hosts the Biennale, known as ‘the Olympics of contemporary art’, the oldest and one of the most important expositions of contemporary art on the globe.
HOUSING: Throughout the Venice program, participants will stay at a three star tourist hotel /or Monastery/ strategically located in the heart of Venice, within walking distance of the city's sites.
COST: Tuition and fees for the Write with Writers in Venice program are estimated to be $3000. The final cost will be determined in spring of 2013. The price includes: round trip international airfare, housing in a tourist class hotel/monastery, all breakfasts, tickets to museums, guided walking tours of Venice, all tuition and instructional fees for ENGL 494: Topics in English and assistance by program faculty leading the group.
Admission to the program is competitive and program enrollment is limited to 10 participants. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis until the program is full.
Currently matriculated Salisbury University undergraduate students will receive priority registration on this program. Alumni participants and members of the community may apply at any time but will be wait-listed until late spring 2013.
The application deadline is December 1, 2012.
Students should also submit the following directly to the program director:
An unofficial transcript;