Have you ever said, I wish I had time and space to write? Writing residencies provide unstructured time, a quiet environment, living and working space, and many times even funding. Whenever I am at a residency, I feel like I am living and working exactly as I was meant to. So if you need time to work on that novel, a place away from the stresses and distractions of daily life, a writing residency could be right for you.Writers applying for the first time or those who are looking to troubleshoot rejections are welcome.
This 3-part webinar will cover:
-the purpose of a writing residencies
-where to search for residencies
-how to determine which residency is right for YOU
-what’s commonly asked for on applications: artist statement, bio, statement of intent, project description, resume, writing samples, references and recommendation letters
-actual applications (we will look at two current open applications together)
-what happens after an acceptance (preparing practically & mentally)
-what happens after a rejection (coping with disappointment, reasons for rejection besides quality of work, and moving forward)
About the instructor:
Glendaliz Camacho is a 2013 Pushcart Prize nominee and 2015 Write A House Finalist. She has earned residencies at Jentel, Caldera, Kimmel Harding Nelson, Hedgebrook, Lanesboro Arts, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Anderson Center, and Kerouac Project. She has served in the selection committee for Caldera and the programming committee for BinderCon. She is an alum of the Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation (VONA) fiction workshops and in July the Tin House Summer Writer’s Workshop. She is a recipient of a Money For Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund grant.
Her work appears in The Female Complaint: Tales of Unruly Women (Shade Mountain Press), All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press), The Butter, The Brooklyn Rail, and Kweli Journal, among others.
What prior participants had to say:
“After attending Glendaliz Camacho’s webinar on applying to writing residencies I really feel better equipped to send out stronger apps.” -Nadia A.
“I knew something was wrong as the rejections letters piled up. Seeing
that Glendaliz had been awarded so many residencies in one year, I
definitely needed to take her webinar to see how I could better
represent my work. Seeing her application materials showed me how
uninspired mine seemed. After revamping them, I was accepted into the
first residency I applied to. I can’t thank Glendaliz enough!” -Ivelisse Rodriguez PhD
“I thought this was so thorough and real and accessible. Such great tips. Loved it.” -Angelique R.
$60 for all three 50 minute recorded video sessions
To purchase : glendalizcamacho [at] gmail.com