Fund Your Writing Passion (with Vanessa Hua)

Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua




SUNDAY, MARCH 4  |  Starting, changing, or jump-starting your career? Whether you’re applying for a Fulbright, for a summer residency, as a writer-in-residence, for an MFA, to J-school, or for a journalism grant, you’ll learn tips and tricks for success. Learn how to fund a trip, fund your reporting, fund your writing, or fund your space – on someone else’s dime.

This class will cover how to craft a successful project proposal, work plan, or personal statement; how to solicit and draft letters of recommendation; and how to make the most of your time during and after your fellowship whether it’s one week or one year. Tea and snacks included in this fun and informative afternoon! If you want to workshop your proposal, please come prepared with copies (not required; you can learn much by participating in critique). Past students have landed spots in residencies and won fellowships.

All students will receive a packet of winning applications and a resource list of fellowships.

Vanessa Hua has been awarded writing/reporting fellowships and scholarships from the Steinbeck Center, the International Reporting Project, the East-West Center, the Fulbright Program, and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, among others. She is the author of Deceit And Other Possibilities, winner of the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, and A River Of Stars (Ballantine, 2018). A columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, she has also written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, and elsewhere, and has filed stories from Panama, China, South Korea, Ecuador, and Burma.


Number of sessions: 1

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Date: Sunday, March 4

Course fee: $95


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