FREE The BIPOC Writer’s Toolkit: Strategies for Funding Applications
This is a free class for Black, Indigenous*, and people of color in any literary form, including poets and prose writers, and in any genre.
This course introduces business writing concepts to strengthen applications for fellowships, grants, and residencies. Core objectives include deciphering and mapping out an application, using data to communicate urgency, handling rejection, and constructing an effective resume, bio, and artist statement. This is not a craft class but a business writing course.
*Indigenous includes a wide spectrum of individuals, such as those native to North and South America, island nations, and/or from homelands impacted by colonialism.
Registration for free classes opens on August 30 with general public registration.
D.A. Navoti is a member of the Gila River Indian Community and a multidisciplinary storyteller, writer, and composer. His artistic work spans across three "landscapes"—written, musical, and visual—a hybrid form that explores what it means to be Indigenous in the 21st century. Navoti is a 2022 Artist Trust fellow and a 2022 Artist Support Program resident with Jack Straw Cultural Center. Previously, Navoti was a writer fellow with Jack Straw Cultural Center (2016) and Hugo House (2017). His literary work has appeared in Homology Lit, Spartan, Indian Country Today, Cloudthroat, and elsewhere. In 2021, Navoti was recognized as an Indigenous Stories of Strength awardee by the John Hopkins Center for American Indian Health and a recipient of the Resiliency Fund from Potlatch Fund. Navoti was also awarded a 2020 Radical Imagination grant from NDN Collective, and he was a 2020 CityArtist from the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture. Most recently, Navoti founded and curated We the Indigenous, a West Coast literary series, and he founded Wellness-ish-ness, a blog for creative hot messes. Learn more at www.danavoti.com