Program Activities

At Tent: Creative Writing, participants can:

  • have their writing workshopped by peers and great teachers
  • talk about why Jews are such a bookish people
  • hold Sylvia Plath’s original manuscripts at Smith College’s Rare Book Room
  • explore the multilingual Jewish literacy encounter with modernity
  • set type on one of the world's last functioning Yiddish linotype machines
  • get to know the editor of a leading literary journal

A typical day at Tent: Creative Writing:

9 a.m.–12 p.m. Seminar: “Anti-Semitism and Literary Modernism: T. S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, and Their Editors”
12 p.m.–2 p.m. Lunch, relax, read
2 p.m.–5 p.m. Workshops (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction)
5 p.m.–7 p.m. Writing time
7 p.m–8:30 p.m. Dinner
8:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m. Guest speaker: Margaux Weisman, Editor, Vintage/Anchor