Monday, July 13, 2015

FREE Jenny McKean Moore Community Fiction Workshop at deadline 8/28

One of the great writing opportunities in the DC area is the FREE Jenny McKean Moore Community Workshop offered through George Washington University. This year it will be fiction classes, and the application deadline is AUGUST 28. I took one of these workshops many years ago and had a great experience! (If fall doesn't fit your schedule, there will be another opportunity in the winter/spring, with a different application deadline.) 

Note: For reasons unknown to me, this info is not posted on a website, so this really IS all you need to know to apply.

The George Washington University
Jenny McKean Moore Free Community Fiction Workshop
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
8 September 2015 – 8 December 2015
Led by Kseniya Melnik

Come and take part in a semester-long fiction workshop! To apply, you do not need academic qualifications or publications. The class will include some readings of published writings (primarily short stories), but will mainly be a roundtable critique of work submitted by class members. There are no fees to participate in the class, but you will be responsible for making enough copies of your stories for all fifteen participants. Students at Consortium schools (including GWU) are not eligible.

To apply, please submit a brief letter of interest and a sample of your writing, 12 pt type, double spaced, and no more than 7 pages in length. Make sure you include your name, address, home and work telephone numbers, and email address for notification. Application materials will not be returned, but will be recycled once the selection process is completed. Applications must be received at the following address by close of business on Friday, 28 August 2015.

JMM Fiction Workshop
Department of English
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street, NW (Suite 760)
Washington, DC 20052

All applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their submissions no later than Saturday, 5 September 2015.

Kseniya Melnik is the 2015-16 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-In-Washington at The George Washington University. Her debut book is the linked story collection Snow in May, which was short-listed for the International Dylan Thomas Prize and long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Born in Magadan, Russia, she moved to Alaska in 1998, at the age of 15. She received her MFA from New York University. Her work has appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Epoch, Esquire (Russia), Virginia Quarterly Review, Prospect (UK), and was selected for Granta’s New Voices series.

The George Washington University is an equal opportunity institution.


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