I am writing to let the students in your department know about the approaching deadline for the writing Fellowships here at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. We hope that you will forward this email to those you think may be interested in applying. If your department or university has a blog or general online posting for these opportunities, please feel free to distribute the information that way as well.
No degree is required for a Fellowship, but we have found that students who are about to finish or have recently finished graduate or undergraduate writing programs are often in search of opportunities like the Work Center Fellowship.
We'd be grateful for your help in passing on word to your students of this unique opportunity. To download a poster, please click HERE.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts
For the last forty years, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown has run the largest and longest residency Fellowship in the United States for emerging visual artists and writers. Artists who have not had significant recognition for their work and writers who have not yet published a full-length book of creative work are welcome to apply. Fellows receive a seven-month stay (October 1¬¬-May 1) at the Work Center and a $750 monthly stipend. Fellows do not pay or work in exchange for their fellowships in any way. Fellows are chosen based on the excellence of their work. Former visual arts Fellows include Ellen Gallagher, Jack Pierson, Lisa Yuskavage, Angela Dufresne, Geoffrey Chadsey, and Lamar Peterson. Former writing Fellows have won every major national award in writing including the National Book Award and seven Pulitzer Prizes. Former writing Fellows include Denis Johnson, Louise Glück, Jhumpa Lahiri, and Yusef Komunyakaa.
The postmark deadline for the 2012-13 Writing Fellowships is December 1, 2011.
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