Locations and Accommodations for Past New York Seminars
The group resides at the House of the Redeemer located at 7 East 95th St. between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue and two blocks from an entrance to New York's Central Park. This prime location is just a short distance from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and many fine restaurants.
The House of the Redeemer is an Italian Renaissance mansion built in 1916 for Edith Shepherd Fabbri, granddaughter of Cornelius Vanderbilt. Main reception rooms are furnished with antiques of the 16th and 17th centuries. Now the property of the Episcopal Church, it offers a private, intimate setting for small gatherings, a limited number of sleeping rooms and a private chapel. This unique property is not a hotel, but rather a residence open to all faiths, used for retreat purposes by both religious and secular groups.
Bedrooms are cozy and adequate. Three double rooms have twin beds and private baths, and five bedrooms have one twin-sized bed. Baths are located in the hallway adjacent to the sleeping rooms, and bathroom schedules can be informally arranged among those who are early risers and night owls. There is no maid or room service, and the House of the Redeemer is a smoke-free facility. Single rooms and those with a private bath carry surcharges Students will have the opportunity to note room preferences upon application.
Breakfast is provided on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday; lunch is provided on Thursday and Friday. In addition, a welcome dinner on Wednesday evening will be hosted in honor of our students at a local bistro. A special dinner at The House of the Redeemer is planned on Friday evening to meet additional guest authors, agents and editors. Dinner will be on your own on Thursday for sightseeing, enjoying the theater, or other use of free time.
Call 214-SMU-WRITE or send an email to CreativeWriting@smu.edu.