Applying for Fellowships and Residencies

with Piper Lane

Genres: The Writing Life


Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: January 21, 2023
End Date: January 21, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:10pm - 4:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $81.00
General Price: $90.00

Struggling to write a personal statement? Have no idea where to get started for grad school, a fellowship, or residency applications? Beyond the writing sample, we can carefully craft statements that align with institutions and audiences, and represent us in an authentic way. In this workshop, we’ll go through a few successful sample personal statements, and talk through how writers might represent themselves and their values "on paper." Come with a goal, or a draft, or not!

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Piper Lane

Piper Lane

Piper Lane is a writer, teacher, and fisherman from Homer, Alaska. She holds an MFA from UW Seattle. Both a Hugo House fellow alum and a Hedgebrook alum, her work can be found in PANK, Fourth River, Territory, and elsewhere. For more information go to or follow on Twitter: thealaskanwitch and Instagram: piper__l.

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