New York State Writers Insti

Fall 2000

The Narrative and Dramatic Poem:
A Writing Workshop

Offered by
Poet-in-Residence Joan Murray

New York State Writers Institute Poet-in-Residence Joan Murray will conduct a workshop on writing narrative and dramatic poems during the Fall 2000 semester. Focusing on verse techniques, the workshop is intended for writers of poetry, but may also be of interest to writers of fiction and drama.

THE NARRATIVE AND DRAMATIC POEM workshop is scheduled for ten Tuesday nights (September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 24, 31, November 7, 14 21, 28) from 6 to 9 p.m. The workshop, which will take place on the University at Albany´┐Żs uptown campus, is offered free of charge for non-credit, and will be limited to ten writers. To be considered, submit manuscripts to the Writers Institute according to the guidelines listed below. Due to the volume of manuscripts received from previous workshops, we must insist that you follow the guidelines exactly.


  1. All manuscripts must be typewritten, double-spaced.
  2. Submit no more than five pages of poetry or ten pages of prose or a play script.
  3. All submissions must include a separate cover sheet with name, address, work and home telephone numbers. Do not put your name on any other pages of your submission.
  4. Be sure to keep a copy of your work as your manuscript will not be returned to you.
  5. Writers enrolled in a University at Albany writing class for the Fall 2000 semester, whether graduate or undergraduate, and writers who participated in the Ed Sanders poetry workshop during Spring 2000, are not eligible. Auditing is not permitted.
  6. Manuscripts delivered in person will be accepted up until 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 17, 2000. Mailed manuscripts must be postmarked not later than Monday, August 14, 2000.
  7. Notification of acceptance will be by Friday, September 8, 2000. Please do not call regarding the status of your manuscript. We regret that neither Ms. Murray nor the Institute can comment on manuscripts by writers not selected.
  8. Mail manuscripts to:
Murray Poetry Workshop
New York State Writers Institute, HU 355
UAlbany, SUNY
Albany, NY 12222