Wednesday, June 29, 2016

FREE Fiction Workshop Open to the Public @ GWU; App Deadline 8/23

This free writing workshop, endowed in honor of Jenny McKean Moore and open to all, is one of the great benefits for writers in the DC area. I participated in a workshop taught by Carole Maso back in the olden days and loved it! Note: apps are due on August 23. 

George Washington University presents:

Jenny McKean Moore Free Community Workshop Fall 2016 – Fiction Workshop

TUESDAYS, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
6 September 2016 – 6 December 2016
Led by Melinda Moustakis

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 memoir and the personal essay), 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 Tuesday, 23 August 2016.

JMM Fiction Workshop
Department of English
The George Washington University
801 22nd Street, NW (Phillips 643)
Washington, DC 20052

All applicants will be notified by email of the outcome of their submissions no later than Saturday, 3 September 2016.

Melinda Moustakis is the 2016-2017 Jenny McKean Moore Writer-in-Washington at The George Washington University. She is the author of Bear Down, Bear North: Alaska Stories, which won the Flannery O’Connor Award and was a 5 Under 35 selection by the National Book Foundation. Her work has appeared in American Short Fiction, Alaska Quarterly Review, Granta, Kenyon Review and elsewhere. She is the recipient of an O. Henry Prize, a Hodder Fellowship from The Lewis Center of the Arts at Princeton University, an NEA Fellowship in Fiction, and a Kenyon Review Fellowship. 


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