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Grants & Residencies: Securing Support for the Writing Life

January 17, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5

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A free webinar on applying for writing grants & residences featuring a panel of writers moderated by Patrice Gopo.

Money, time and space for your writing–it’s living the dream! But often people hear about writing grants or residencies and immediately think such opportunities are out of reach, difficult to find, or for someone else. This panel discussion will demystify the process of applying for grants & residencies and encourage writers of all levels to consider seeking out such support for their writing lives.

Topics will include where to find opportunities, tailoring strong applications, and developing the fortitude to continue applying despite the inevitable rejections.

Join us to:

  • Gain an understanding of the landscape of grants & residencies
  • Learn about where to find possible opportunities
  • Develop confidence about pursuing possible support that aligns with their work

This webinar is for writers of all levels who are interested in learning more about how grants & residencies can help their writing lives.

Closed captioning is available. ✔
All registrants receive the recording. ✔


Roohi Choudhry’s writing has appeared in Ploughshares, Longreads and the Kenyon Review, among others, and she holds an MFA in fiction from the University of Michigan. She’s won a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship, a scholarship to the Breadloaf Writers’ Conference and residencies at Djerassi, Hedgebrook, Surel’s Place, the Collegeville Institute, the Marble House Project, Moveen, and Mesa Refuge. Two of her essays and a short story were “notable” in the Best American series. She’s now working on a collection of essays exploring counter-mapping, migration and home, and teaches in New York City and online.

Grace Talusan authored The Body Papers, which won the Restless Books Prize for New Immigrant Writing and the Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction. Her work was supported by the NEA, Fulbright, US Artists, Brother Thomas Fund, and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Residencies in 2023 include the MASS MoCA Writer Residency and Vermont Studio Center. She teaches at the summer Kenyon Review Writers Workshop and in the Nonfiction Writing Program at Brown University.

Lydia Blaisdell is currently part of the JAM at New Georges. She’s a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers and an alumnus of the OBIE-award winning playwright’s group YOUNGBLOOD at EST. She has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, Marble House Project, and Ucross, as well as grants from the City of New London and a travel grant from the Jerome Foundation. Her immersive audio piece, Bear Eats Bear, has toured Brooklyn, Toronto, Charlotte, Minneapolis, and Austin.


Patrice Gopo is the author of All the Colors We Will See, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Selection, and All the Places We Call Home, her debut picture book. Among other honors, Patrice is the recipient of a North Carolina Arts Council Artist Fellowship, a Sustainable Arts Foundation Award, a Louisville Institute Pastoral Study Project Award, a Storyknife Residency, and a Gell Residency for Writers with Young Children. She has served on multiple grants selection panels and enjoys helping other writers discover useful resources.


January 17, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5
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