Apply for Grants, Fellowship & Residencies (with Lyzette Wanzer)

Lyzette Wanzer




SATURDAYS, JANUARY 26 —MARCH 2  |  This workshop is open to writers who are considering applications for–or wish to learn about–writing grants, fellowships, scholarships, or residencies.  Many writers aren’t aware of the many different types of funding opportunities  available to them. Or they think they’ve got to have a book out, or a long list of publication credits, before they can apply for grant money.  That’s just not true.


This workshop will cover:

  • The best places to locate opportunities
  • The dreaded Project Statement, Work Plan, or Goals and Objectives question
  • How to demonstrate a rising trajectory (remembering that most people who are awarded grants are on their way up, not already there)
  • Using headings and “buckets” to make your statement navigable
  • How to craft clear, concise personal or “artist” statements (leave this class with a completed first draft in hand!)
  • Why the marketing angle is so important
  • Creating an effective literary resume (you’ll have a nice new one at the end of class!)

This is an intensive hands-on workshop; laptops, tablets, or iPads are required.

Lyzette Wanzer, M.F.A. is a San Francisco-based writer, editor, and creative writing workshop instructor. She received her MFA in Fiction from Mills College. A flash fiction connoisseur and essay aficionado, her work has appeared in Callaloo, Tampa Review, The MacGuffin, Ampersand Review, Journal of Advanced Development, Journal of Experimental Fiction, Pleiades, Flashquake, Glossalia Flash Fiction, Potomac Review, International Journal on Literature and Theory, Fringe Magazine, The Naked Truth, and many others. She is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie), Essay Daily, and the San Francisco University High School Journal. 


Number of sessions: 5

Time: 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

Dates: Saturdays, January 26; February 2, 9, 23; March 2 (please note: no class on February 16) 

Course fee: $250

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