Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fellowship Deadline Approaching: Apply Now!




For a writer living in the Northwest, the Jack Straw Writers Fellowship acts as a rite of passage. I became part of a group of writers: fiction, nonfiction, and poets all comingling. Equally important is that the Jack Straw program is known for a diversity of writers in terms of experience, race, age, and styles.

Two years ago I was invited by Jack Straw Productions to curarte a group of writers. This year the curator is the wildly talented and open-hearted Stephanie Kallos who will select a group of twelve writers.

A few important things to know: there is no geographical constraint on who can apply. Past fellows include writers from Oregon and even Northern California. You would need, however, to visit Seattle on three to four different occasions during 2013. Also, fellows needn't be published; it is the quality of the work and the project proposal that matters.

The deadline is November 1st. If you are a writer looking for a push on a new project, want training in performance, or are interested in being part of a cool group --- get the application online now!

As a former curator I'm happy to answer any questions. Feel free to leave me a message here or via my website.

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