Each semester the Writers Institute sponsors residencies of varying lengths by authors who have distinguished themselves both for their writing and their teaching. Free community writing workshops are regularly offered in tandem with these residencies. Some visiting writers are involved in writing and/or literature courses for academic credit at the University at Albany's Department of English.
Fiction Master Class
Previous Writers-in-Residence included:
Douglas Bauer Elizabeth Benedict Cara Benson Langdon Brown Angela Carter Lydia Davis
Carolyn Forché Douglas Glover Eamon Grennan James Lasdun Antonine Maillet Judith Malina John Montague Joan Murray
William Patrick Jerome Rothenberg Edward Sanders Le Anne Schreiber