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Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP)

Travel Opportunity for the 2018 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference In the Department of Writing & Linguistics

On March 7-10, 2018, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs will welcome creative writers to Tampa, Florida, for the largest gathering of programs and artists in the country. There will be panels, events, readings, and one of the most comprehensive book fairs in all the world. It’s an incredible opportunity for professional development and networking, and a chance to experience the publishing industry firsthand. This year, the Department of Writing & Linguistics will be sponsoring four (4) students with travel and other support, and all majors are encouraged to apply.

Requirements

Students entering submissions must be majors in the Department of Writing & Linguistics with prior course work in creative writing.

Submissions should have no identifying information other than an attached cover page with name and contact information. Submissions that do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

Guidelines

Interested students should supply:

  • a short essay (1-2 pages) speaking to the importance of attending the Associated Writing Program Conference in terms of artistic and professional development
  • a statement of financial need
  • a mock schedule of panels and events they would want to attend and how those events would impact their artistic and professional development

Submissions should have no identifying information other than an attached cover page with name and contact information.

In the interest of fairness, students should not seek assistance from their professors in preparing their materials.

Judging

An anonymous three-professor panel will judge blind entries. In the interest of fairness, students should not seek assistance from their professors in preparing their materials.

Note

The four students chosen by the panel will work in cooperation with the Department of Writing & Linguistics in determining what funding will be available. Being chosen does not equal a full-ride to the 2018 AWP Conference, and students will assume some financial responsibility. Students interested in the conference who have not been chosen will have equal opportunity to attend, but will, unfortunately, not receive assistance from the Department of Writing & Linguistics.

Due Date

All entries are due by November 17th, 2017, and should be given to Prof. Jared Yates Sexton (Newton 2224B) or emailed to jsexton@georgiasouthern.edu.

Last updated: 10/18/2017

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