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How to Get In: Applying to Fellowships, Residencies, Conferences, and Creative Writing Programs with Jonathan Escoffery


3 Online Sessions

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Friday - Sunday June 24 to June 26, 2022

Online via Zoom

Meeting Times:
6:30-8:30pm ET (6/24), 2-4pm ET (6/25 & 6/26)

Whether you want to enhance your craft or win more writerly time and support, chances are that someday you’ll face a competitive application process. At such times, a well-written artist statement can go a long way to make you stand out from the pack. In this session, we’ll discuss the key components that every personal statement and statement of purpose should include, as well as holistic, big-picture considerations for making your application as strong as can be. A necessary and practical workshop for writers looking to apply for fellowships, residencies, MFA programs, and grants. You will be provided with resources, examples, strategies, and tips that will ensure your applications are taken seriously.

Capacity: 20


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  • E64A8593 - Jonathan Escoffery

    Jonathan Escoffery

    Jonathan Escoffery

    Jonathan Escoffery is the author of If I Survive You, forthcoming September 2022 from MCD/ FSG. He is the recipient of the Plimpton Prize for Fiction, the ASME Award for Fiction, an NEA fellowship, the Waasnode Fiction Prize, and the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. His writing has appeared in the Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature, The Best American Magazine Writing 2020, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships and funding from Aspen Words, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Kimbilio Fiction, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and elsewhere. Jonathan attends the University of Southern California’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing Program and is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.