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After, Before, and Outside an MFA

This is a crash course on how to find time, money, and space to write after, before, and outside an MFA. How can writers find residencies and fellowships, and what are best practices for applying? How helpful are writing conferences? What’s a key part of a magazine pitch? Please come to class with ideas about short pieces you’d like to pitch to publications. You’ll leave with a draft of a fellowship/residency statement of purpose, as well as a pitch draft.

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: R.O. Kwon

Class Type: 1 Session

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Start Date: 11/10/2018

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm PST

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$99.00 Member Price:
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$110.00 General Price:

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R.O. Kwon

R.O. Kwon’s first novel, The Incendiaries, is forthcoming from Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago (U.K.) in July of 2018. She is a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellow. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Vice, BuzzFeed, Noon, Time, Electric Literature, Playboy, San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. She has received awards and fellowships from Yaddo, MacDowell, the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the Sewanee Writers' Conference, Omi International, and the Norman Mailer Writers' Colony. Born in South Korea, she’s mostly lived in the United States.

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