Tuesday, September 23, 2008

$50,000 worth of Freedom for Female Writers

This one goes out to my female writerly audience:

A Room of Her Own Foundation awards a $50,000 Gift of Freedom each year to provide a female author or artist the ability to concentrate on her craft. The concept is based, of course, on Virginia Woolf's assertion that a woman must have a room of her own if she is to write. This year's focus is on poetry, play-writing, fiction, and creative non-fiction. To be competitive, you must demonstrate not only talent but also motivation. The grant is a two-year term, and successful applicants have a "moral" obligation to see their work through to their self-designated goal. I assure you, the application is arduous, but the prize is hefty.

Deadline: October 31st, 2008

2009 Writer's Retreat: Ghost Ranch, Abiquiu, New Mexico

A Room of Her Own Foundation also sponsors a Writer's Retreat for sixty-five women writers at Georgia O'Keeffe's Ghost Ranch every other summer. Pulitzer Prize-winner and former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove will be in attendance for a reading and a seminar. Applications will be accepted until March 5th, 2009 or until spaces are filled. Tuition is $785 plus room & board; partial scholarships are available.


Inland Empire Girl said...

You find such great information. I have a feeling fitting in another retreat may be impossible, but it sure looks like a perfect time.