From the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:
Colson Whitehead is the author of five novels, including the Pulitzer Finalist John Henry Days (2001), and his most recent book is non-fiction.
After graduating from Harvard College in 1991, Whitehead moved to New York City to work for The Village Voice. Since then, his essays and reviews have appeared in publications such as The New York Times and The New Yorker and he is currently a Visiting Lecturer in Creative Writing at Princeton University.
Among Whitehead’s honors are Ainsfield-Wolf Book Award, a Whiting Writers Award, and a MacArthur Fellowship, the “genius” award. His work has been described as “scintillating,” “strikingly original,” and “blithely gifted.”
The Master Classes are open to students serious about writing fiction,who can commit to all 3 sessions. Each class will last 2.5 hours and there will be one group dinner. This course is not for credit. It is an extraordinary opportunity to work closely with an award-winning author. To apply, please send a cover letter including expression of interest and experience as well as a fiction sample to abloom[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.
Classes will meet in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center on Tuesday, February 4th, Tuesday, March 4th, and Tuesday, April 1st. All applications are due by November 21st.