Fund Your Writing Project workshop starts August 14th


Remote Opportunities



Posted 6 days ago

About this Service

This six-week workshop intensive is open to go-getters who are considering applications for—or wish to learn about—creative writing grants, fellowships, and residencies. This six-week workshop will cover:

• The best places to locate opportunities. You'll visit and conduct on several trustworthy websites offering the most lucrative funding.

• The dreaded Project Statement, Work Plan, or Goals and Objectives question. Finish the workshop with a revised draft.

• How to demonstrate a rising trajectory, remembering that most people who are awarded grants are on their way up, not already there.

• How to craft clear, concise personal or artist statements. Leave this class with a completed draft in hand!

• Why the marketing angle is so important.

• Creating an effective literary resume. You’ll have a new professionally formatted one at the end of the workshop!

Open to writers of all genres. Students registering for this workshop should be seeking financial support for a period of two weeks to six months to focus on writing projects. This is a hands-on workshop: students must be computer savvy. Register at the link below.

About this Lister

Lyzette Wanzer is a San Francisco writer, editor, and writing workshop instructor. Her work appears in over thirty literary journals, magazines, books, and newspapers. Library Journal named her book, TRAUMA, TRESSES, & TRUTH: Untangling Our Hair Through Personal Narratives (Chicago Review Press), a Top 10 Best Social Sciences Book. Her articles have appeared in Essay Daily, The Naked Truth, and the San Francisco University High School Journal. Her research interests include professional development for creative writers, Black feminism, critical race theory, and the lyrical essay form.

Lyzette has served as judge of the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition’s Intercultural Essay category and the Women’s National Book Association’s Effie Lee Morris Writing Contest’s Fiction category. She presents her work at conferences across the country, including the American and Popular Culture Association, Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP), College English Association, Desert Nights, Rising Stars (Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing), Empowering Wom[x]n of Color Conference, Louisville Conference on Literature & Culture Since 1900, Grub Street’s Muse & The Marketplace, San Francisco Writers Conference, The Society for the Study of African American Life and History, and Southern Humanities Council.

A National Writers’ Union and Authors Guild member, Lyzette has been awarded writing residencies at Blue Mountain Center (NY), Kimmel Harding Center for the Arts (NE), Playa Summer Lake (OR), Horned Dorset Colony (NY), Virginia Center for Creative Arts, Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow (AR), Headlands Center for the Arts (CA), The Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in Canada, PlySpace (IN), The Anderson Center (MN), and Santa Fe Arts Institute (NM). Montalvo Arts Center has named her a 2023-2025 Lucas Arts Fellow. Her work has been supported with grants from Center for Cultural Innovation, San Francisco Arts Commission, California Arts Council, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Black Artist Foundry, The Awesome Foundation, and California Humanities, a National Endowment for the Humanities partner. She sits on the Board of Intersection for the Arts, an arts nonprofit dedicated to helping artists grow through fiscal sponsorship, low-cost coworking and event space, and professional development programs.

Background and Expertise

Lyzette is a creative writing instructor and coach, with a special focus on professional development for creative writers. She also teaches craft workshops in sudden fiction and the lyric essay. Lyzette is Founder and Director of Muses & Melanin, a fully funded eight-month professional development fellowship program for creative writers of color.


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