New York City TripBroadway

RMC students have the opportunity to participate in ENG 380: Special Topics - New York Writers Tour. In this three-credit course students will spend eight days in New York City attending workshops and seminars on publishing, editing, magazine writing, and project pitching. They will meet professional writers, editors, and agents who will introduce them to all aspects of the publishing and writing professions. Students will also attend cultural events and visit prospective graduate programs. Prerequisites are ENG 119 and ENG 120.

Student/Faculty Responses

  • "I thought the trip was incredibly helpful in exploring various jobs associated with writing; it opened my eyes to an array of possibilities I had no idea about. It was a worthwhile experience - educational and a lot of fun." - Ellen Moak
  • "Publishers, prize winning poets, surreal exhibits, Broadway musicals, meeting one of my heroes (Amira Baraka), and a bird flying into my hair - who could ask for more writing prompts? I loved the trip, the course, the company, and wrote ten poems. Thanks for the memories!" - Linaya Leaf

Students on the SubwayLecturers

  • Maureen Shaw led a workshop on preparing for a career in public relations. Recently a senior account manager for a major New York public relations firm, Maureen now does lobbying work on global women's issues for the National Organization for Women.
  • June Rifkin Clark led a workshop on agents and author platforms. She is a partner in Get There Media, Inc., a promotion and brand development company, providing strategic guidance to writers, experts, and businesses by building platforms, creating awareness, and providing PR outreach to consumers and the media.
  • Charles Salzberg led a workshop on freelance writing. He is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in New York magazine, Esquire, GQ, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Elle, Travel and Leisure, the New York Times Arts and Leisure, the New York Times Book Review, and other periodicals. He also is the author of over 25 non-fiction books.
  • Bronwen Hruska led a workshop on editing and publishing. She is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Soho Press, a major independent publisher of literary fiction.
  • Sally Koslow led a workshop on magazine publishing. A former editor-in-chief of McCall’s, she is now a novelist, essayist, reporter, writing coach, and creative writing teacher. Koslow's first novel, Little Pink Slips, was published in 2007 and was followed by The Late, Lamented Molly Marx (2009), and With Friends like These (2010).