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Artist Statements for Creative Writers

Saturday, June 10th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
12 seats max

As a writer in the 21st century, you will need some incarnation of an artist statement on your author web page, residency applications, and for grant and fellowship applications. This is your opportunity to demonstrate that you are a thoughtful, deliberate writer who takes their literary career seriously. This statement speaks for you on grant, fellowship, grad school, conference, and residency applications.

In this seminar, learn how to cast your work in its strongest, most evocative light. You will read several statement examples; learn how they are used; and then craft, workshop, and revise several drafts of your own statement. You will complete a series of writing exercises to generate ideas about how to talk about your work. We'll polish your statement until it is ready to impress.

You should be computer-savvy and comfortable sharing work-in-progress with your workshop peers.

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Lyzette Wanzer, MFA
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  • Generate New Work
  • Get Feedback
  • In-Class Writing
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Workshop
  • Computer or Tablet Recommended


  • Publishing & Promotion
  • Professional Development & Skills

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