For Diverse Writers: Getting Invited to Read at Literary Conferences, with Lyzette Wanzer, Mar. 2 (via Zoom)

Lyzette WanzerWEDNESDAYS, MAR. 2 — 16  |  This workshop offers information, guidance, and support to underserved indigenous writers and writers of color who are applying to have their work accepted at a writers’ conference or convention, whether virtual or in-person. In a safe and supportive environment, we will explore how to:

  • choose the right writers’ conference for you
  • prepare a polished submission
  • make a professional impression from submission to attendance
  • create a conference plan
  • get financial support to attend
  • navigate concerns that arise for us as attendees of color
  • avoid common, costly mistakes in your CV and bio that mark you as an amateur

This workshop is open to writers of color of all levels who feel prepared to present their work at a professional writers’ conference.

This class will meet on Zoom. Registered students, please contact the instructor directly for Zoom details.

Lyzette Wanzer’s work appears in over twenty-five literary journals and books, and she is a contributor to The Chalk Circle: Intercultural Prizewinning Essays (Wyatt-MacKenzie), The Naked Truth, Essay Daily, and San Francisco University High School Journal. A three-time San Francisco Arts Commission and Center for Cultural Innovation grant recipient, Lyzette serves as judge for the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition’s Intercultural Essay category. Lyzette has presented her work at literary conferences across the country, including ACA/PCA, AWP, CEA, FWRC, Litquake, and others. She is currently helming an essay anthology entitled Trauma, Tresses, & Truth: Untangling Our Hair through Personal Narrative.


Number of sessions: 3

Dates: Tuesdays, March 2, 9, 16

Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm Pacific Time

Course fee: $250

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