TUESDAYS, OCT. 19th — NOV. 9th | This workshop offers information, guidance, and strategies for writers who wish to apply to have their work accepted at a writers’ conference, 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
- practice conference etiquette: the do’s and dont’s of both applying and attending
- avoid common, costly mistakes in your CV and bio that mark you as an amateur
This workshop is open to writers of all levels who feel prepared to present their work at a professional writers’ conference. This class will meet on Zoom.
Students completing this workshop will be prepared to research, select, and submit work to several literary conferences, and will be well-equipped with the conventions and expectations of attending.
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 Civil Liberties United: Diverse Voices from the San Francisco Bay Area (Pease Press). A four-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 and the Women’s National Book Association’s Effie Lee Morris Nonfiction contest. Her book, TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narrative, is due out in 2022 by Chicago Review Press. A virtual conference of the same name will have its inaugural convening in August 2021, with support from California Humanities, a National Endowment for the Humanities partner. Lyzette has presented her work at conferences across the country, including the American & Popular Culture Association, AWP, College English Association, Desert Nights Rising Stars, (dis)junctions Malapropriation Nation, Far West Popular Culture Conference, and the Louisville Conference On Literature & Culture Since 1900.
Number of sessions: 4
Dates: Tuesdays, October 19, 26; November 2, 9
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm Pacific Time
Course fee: $250