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After, Before, and Outside an MFA with R.O. Kwon
Monday, July 27, 2020 @ 3:30 pm
5-Day Virtual Workshop
Monday – Friday, July 27 – 31 | 3:30 – 5 p.m. EST
This is a crash course on how to find time, money, and space to write after, before, and outside an MFA. How will you find fellowships, grants, and residencies, and what are best practices for applying? How helpful are writing conferences? Where can you participate in literary communities? What’s a key part of a magazine pitch? How might you think about revising? What should you know about working with agents and editors? Please come to class with several ideas about short pieces you’d like to pitch to publications. You’ll leave with a draft of a fellowship/residency statement of purpose, as well as multiple pitch drafts. Open to all genres.
R.O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago/Little Brown (U.K.), and it is being translated into six languages. Named a best book of the year by over forty publications, The Incendiaries was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award for Best First Book, Los Angeles Times First Book Prize, and Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Fiction Prize. The book was also nominated for the Aspen Prize, Carnegie Medal, and the Northern California Book Award. Kwon’s next novel, as well as an essay collection, are forthcoming.
Registration required to receive link for virtual workshop.