Two SJC Brooklyn Writer’s Foundry students received scholarships to attend the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.
Amelia Pisapia ’21 and Joseph Buss ’21 will attend the institute this summer for workshops in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction writing. The institute selected Pisapia and Buss from a pool of more than 230 applicants from a diverse range of colleges and universities nationwide. They will attend the institute this summer for workshops in poetry, fiction and creative non-fiction writing.
The institute will be a great opportunity for the M.F.A. students to hone their craft, explained Carly Miller, a Writer’s Foundry lecturer.
“Attending the New York State Summer Writers Institute as a scholarship recipient in 2013 changed my work and allowed me to show up even braver to the page alongside an extended community of writers,” said Carly Miller, a Writer’s Foundry lecturer. “Joseph and Amelia have already shown immense bravery in their poems and prose, respectively. I am glad they get to represent The Writer’s Foundry at one of the most prestigious summer workshops in the nation.”
The 34th annual Summer Writers Institute is designed for college-aged students and adults. A staff of distinguished writers serve as faculty for workshops in poetry, fiction and non-fiction writing, nightly readings, Q&A sessions with visiting writers and private tutoring sessions.
Miller explained that the M.F.A. program at St. Joseph’s will have Pisapia and Buss well-prepared for the writer’s institute.
“Joseph has an expansive knowledge of poetry’s history and knowing where their lineage lies, yet has found ways to rupture and push toward new forms of emotionality,” Miller said. “Amelia has been bringing intelligent lyric essays into class, confronting her subjects with a stark eye for symbols that make her explorations toward clarity of thought and self remarkable to read.”