Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop - June 2014

THE CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP, sponsored annually by the literary quarterly Callaloo, will be hosted June 1-14, 2014 by The Department of Africana Studies at Brown University

Open and free to the general public, the Workshop is designed to assist new and developing writers by providing intensive and individual instruction in the writing of fiction and poetry. Participants in the Workshop and its leaders will live and work together for the duration of the two-week session, as well as meet in groups for three
hours each day and in individual conferences when necessary.

Each of the two poetry sessions will admit no more than ten applicants, and those devoted to fiction writing will admit only six each. The Workshop leaders will give readings for the general public, and Workshop participants will celebrate the last evening with selective readings.

Admission to and participation in the different sessions of the Workshops are free. However, participants will be responsible for their travel, lodging, and board.

TO APPLY: Applications must be submitted online at
no later than January 31, 2014.
Each applicant must submit a brief cover letter and writing sample (no more than five pages of poetry or twelve pages of prose fiction), to file under the THE CALLALOO CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP category.

An applicant may apply in only one area: poetry or fiction. Otherwise the applicant will not be considered for admission.

For additional information or explanations, please email or telephone the CALLALOO office (979-458-3108).

Stephanie Wasson,
CALLALOO Journal of African Diaspora editor

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