Seems like ages since I last posted an entry. But I’ve been really busy and focused on my writing regimen. The good news is…
I was notified this week that I made it as a PEN USA Emerging Voices Finalist! I had an interview today (which I’d like to think went well) and would find out about the results on Friday. I’m crossing my fingers!
Emerging Voices is a literary fellowship program that aims to provide new writers, who lack access, with the tools they will need to launch a professional writing career. Over the course of the year, each Emerging Voices fellow participates in: a professional mentorship; hosted Q & A evenings with prominent local authors; a series of Master classes focused on genre; and two or more public readings. The fellowship includes a $1,000 stipend.
Participants need not be published, but the program is directed toward poets and writers of fiction and creative nonfiction with clear ideas of what they hope to accomplish through their writing.