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How to Apply for Creative Writing Grants

This is a class co-sponsored by MI and San Francisco Writers Conference/San Francisco Writers Foundation.  Register now!

This workshop is open to writers who are considering applications for--or wish to learn about--writing grants, fellowships, scholarships, or residencies. "I've found that many writers aren't aware of the many different types of funding opportunities available to them," says Lyzette Wanzer. "They think they've got to have a book out, or a long list of publication credits, before they can apply for grant money. That's just not true."

This full-day workshop will cover:

  • The best places to locate opportunities
  • The dreaded Project Statement, Work Plan, or Goals and Objectives question
  • How to demonstrate a rising trajectory (remembering that most people who are awarded grants are on their way up, not already there)
  • Using headings and "buckets" to make your statement navigable
  • How to craft clear, concise personal or "artist" statements (leave this class with a completed first draft in hand!)
  • Why the marketing angle is so important
  • Creating an effective literary resume (you'll have a nice new one at the end of class!)

This is an intensive hands-on workshop; laptops, iPads, or notebook computers are essential for participation.

Registration ends Friday, January 24 at 3:00 pm. No walk-ins will be allowed to take the class.

For each class, we reserve the right to cancel at any time and issue a full refund. If you are unable to attend your class, please email tedwards@milibrary.org at least 10 days prior to the class to receive a full refund. All fees must be paid at the time of registration.

Classes

Admission: 
Members $59
Public $69
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Location: 
4th Floor Board Room
Questions?
Taryn Edwards - 415-393-0103
Register now by using the form below or calling 415-393-0101.

Future Classes

Jul 18 - 10:00am

A Short History of Crime Fiction
with Dr. Myles Dungan

Jul 31 - 12:00pm

Imagery Intensive: a writing seminar
with Lindsey Crittenden

Aug 7 - 12:00pm

Master-Pitch Theatre
a class with Literary Agent Katharine Sands

Aug 22 - 10:00am

Story Power: The Storytelling Revolution from Traditional to Personal
A Virtual Workshop in the Art of Storytelling with Kate Farrell

Sep 2 - 5:30pm

Dostoevsky’s Demons
with Emily Laskin

Sep 12 - 11:00am

Write Your Artist Statement Boot Camp
a class with Lyzette Wanzer