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"Applying to Fellowships and Residencies with Confidence" ONLINE with Faylita Hicks

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$109
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1/22/2021


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Location
Online


1/23/2021 From 10:00 AM CST to 1:00 PM CST



 

$49 for Members
$109 for Non-Members

All registrants will have access to the class recording for one week.  

This class is a part of the Business of Writing Toolbox Online Class Package. 

Every writer could benefit from a little space and some dedicated time to improve their craft. In this workshop, we’ll learn how you can get both!

Make this the year you get yours. Emerging and mid-career writers are encouraged to join this 3-hours class in which we will:

  • Identify and navigate free and paid resources that regularly update opportunities to apply to fellowships and residencies.
  • Learn several tips to improve your resume and CV for creative projects—even if you haven’t published yet!
  • Prepare for the five most commonly found sections on applications.
  • Learn how to develop a creative project proposal that will stand out from the crowd.
  • Discuss how to choose and edit a creative sample for the application.


We’ll look at well-known fellowships like the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Wallace Stegner Fellowship, the Logan Nonfiction Fellowship, the Writing for Justice Fellowship, Creative Capital, TED Fellows, Princeton’s Hodder Fellowship, the American Academy in Rome Prize, and more.

Some well-known residencies we’ll discuss include the MacDowell Residency, Yaddo, Vermont Studio Center, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, the Radcliffe Fellowship, Bellagio Residency Program, Sesame Street Writers Room, and others.

Participants will leave with sample outlines, examples of winning proposals, an application plan, and a calendar of upcoming state and national opportunities, delineated by genre and level of experience.

TAKE THIS CLASS IF

  • You're an unpublished, emerging writer in any genre.

  • You are writing a novel, memoir, poetry, or a graphic novel.

  • You are interested in learning best practices for applying to fellowships and residencies. 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Faylita Hicks (she/her/they/them) is an activist, poet, essayist, and interdisciplinary artist born in Gardena, CA, and raised in Central Texas. They are the former Editor-in-Chief of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and the author of HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019), a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize, and the 2019 Julie Suk Award. Their work has earned them awards, fellowships, and residencies from Broadway Advocacy, Catapult, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Lambda Literary, Palette Poetry, Tin House, and The Right of Return USA, the first and only fellowship exclusively for previously incarcerated artists, amongst others.

Their work is anthologized in The Long Devotion: Poets Writing Motherhood and has been featured in Adroit, American Poetry Review, the Cincinnati Review, HuffPost, Kenyon Review, Longreads, Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, Slate, Texas Observer, VIDA Review, and others. Hicks received an MFA in Creative Writing from Sierra Nevada University. www.FaylitaHicks.com

LOCATION

Online 

REGISTRATION

$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers

Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CST on Friday, January 22. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it. If you prefer this option, please email wlt@writersleague.org with a copy of the form as well. We are working out of our office at this time. 

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at wlt@writersleague.org and let us know so that we can update the class roster.

 

HOW WLT CLASSES WORK:

Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to email WLT Program Director Sam Babiak at sam@writersleague.org if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.

 

HOW ONLINE CLASSES WORK:

Once you register for the class, you'll receive an email with detailed instructions. You should expect 2-2.5 hours of direct teaching and 30 minutes of Q&A (for three hours total). If you need to leave the class early or can't attend the class on that date, all registrants will have access to the recording for one week after the class date. No microphone or camera required, just an Internet connection capable of streaming video. All online classes are hosted on Zoom. To learn more about how Zoom works, click HERE.

A couple of days before the class, you will receive an email with login information. Plan to log in to the online platform several hours before the class so that you can update your computer's Flash or any other settings required to access the platform. (Updates usually take only a few minutes, but you don't want to wait until the beginning of class.) Questions? Email us at member@writersleague.org.

 

This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at NowPlayingAustin.com.

 


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to www.arts.texas.gov.

 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

 

This project is supported in part by the Mid-America Arts Alliance. For more information, go to www.maaa.org.