Pitzer College Students Receive Full Scholarships to New York State Summer Writers Institute

Claremont, Calif. (March 29, 2011) – Pitzer College students Scott Hunter '12, Sara Vander Zwaag '11 and Elise Wanger '12 received full scholarships to the 2011 New York State Summer Writers Institute.

Hunter will attend the four-week workshop to study poetry while Vander Zwagger will attend the two-week session for intermediate and advanced poetry writing. Wanger plans to attend the four-week session for fiction writing. They are majoring in English and world literature at Pitzer College.

The New York State Writers Institute, established in 1984 by award-winning novelist William Kennedy at the University at Albany, SUNY, is in its 25th annual summer program. Under the joint auspices of the Office of the Dean of Special Programs at Skidmore College and the New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany, the summer program features creative writing workshops in fiction, non-fiction and poetry.

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