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LAC

APPA

JUNE 16-22, 2019

YOUNG

WRITERS'

WORKSHOP

HARROGATE, TN

WHO

Rising 10th, 11th, 12th graders and graduating seniors who have a sincere interest in creative writing and the Appalachian region. 

Is that you? It might be you. If so, keep reading.

WHR

WHR

Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, near the borders of Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky.

 

All classes take place at the university  and students stay in dorms on campus.

$

$450 for the entire week. Includes room and board, all class materials, Workshop T-shirt, and class instruction.

Partial and full need-based scholarships are available. Please see HOW TO APPLY for more information. 

Residential life at the AYWW is in supervised residence halls with Workshop counselors on the campus of LMU.

 

Roommate requests are honored when possible. 

 

RES

Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN, near the borders of  Tennessee, Virginia and Kentucky. All classes take place at the university  and students stay in dorms on campus.

NUM

The maximum number of students to teacher at the AYWW is 12:1.

 

This ensures that all students receive personal attention and instruction from the Workshop’s exceptional faculty and staff.

 

Students attend workshop classes in fiction, lyric writing, poetry, and more each day.  

$450 for the entire week. Includes room and board, all class materials, Workshop T-shirt, and class instruction.

Partial and full need-based scholarships are available. Please see HOW TO APPLY for more information. 

DAY

A typical day at the AYWW:


8:00 a.m. Breakfast 

9-11:30 a.m. Morning class

12:00 p.m. Lunch

1-3:00 p.m. Afternoon class

3-4:00 p.m: Office hours

5:00 p.m. Dinner


6:00 p.m. Program/activities

10:00 p.m. Dorm check

10:30 p.m. Lights out

FAC

SONGWRITING W/ BELINDA SMITH

FICTION W/

LEAH HAMPTON

Belinda Smith is a Dove Award-winning songwriter, performer and creative mentor recognized as a talented force in the Nashville music industry and beyond.

She’s frequently featured at popular venues such as the world-famous Bluebird Cafe and has even been spotlighted on NPR’s Mountain Stage radio show—sharing her original songs and witty perspectives with audiences of all types and sizes.

She’s presently signed as a staff writer for Daywind Music and owns 7th Row Music, a publishing company.

Leah Hampton is a fellow at the Michener Center for Writers in Austin, TX and a native Appalachian.

 

Currently the Editor in Chief of Bat City Review, her work has appeared in Ecotone, Appalachian Heritage, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.

 

An experienced educator, she has taught English at Western Carolina University and A-B Tech College in Asheville, NC.

 

This will be her second time teaching fiction at AYWW, and she can't wait to work with those wonderful students again!

Photo by Daje Morris

 NONFICTION W/ CHRISTOPHER MARTIN

Christopher Martin is author of the memoir This Gladdening Light (Mercer University Press, 2017), for which he received the 2018 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Memoir and the Will D. Campbell Award in Creative Nonfiction.

 

He is also author of three poetry chapbooks and has received the George Scarbrough Prize for Poetry.

 

Chris lives with his family in northwest Georgia, between the Allatoona Range and Kennesaw Mountain, where he teaches composition and literature at Kennesaw State University.

 

His work appears in publications across the country. Chris writes a new monthly column on the craft of creative nonfiction, titled “Stay in No Realms: Seeking and Essaying,” for the Georgia Writers Association.

 

You can find more about Chris and his work at www.christopher-martin.net.

 POETRY W/

TARIA PERSON

Taria Person is an alumna of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where she received a dual B.A. in English Creative Writing: Poetry, and Interdisciplinary Studies: Africana Studies.

 

She is the author of Rainbow Elephant, and her work has appeared in numerous anthologies, including: O’ Woman a Tapestry of Loving You, and Voices of Warriors: Poems of Hope & Healing.

 

Taria Person won 1st place at the regional Big Ears: Spoken Word Expo/The 5th Woman Poetry Slam (2017), the Regional Southern Fried Hip-Hop Slam (2013), and Knoxville Poetry Slam (2012).

 

Also, she has been an actress and Production Stage Manager for The Carpetbag Theatre Inc., during its original series of stage productions that have been funded by The Roy Cockrum Foundation, in celebration of (CBT’s) 50th Anniversary.

 

Recently, Person has been commissioned to write a book of poetry by the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, won an Artistic Professional Development grant from Alternate Roots for her original stage play, Hangers, and became a member of the 5th Woman Touring Collective.

HOW TO APPLY

WORKSHOP APPLICATIONS INCLUDE
 

A CURRENT WRITING SAMPLE

All applications must include a recent writing sample (no more than 5,000 words). This may be a poem, short story, creative nonfiction essay, play, etc. This does not have to be something from school. 

APPLYING FOR A SHOLARSHIP?

Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate financial need and writing merit. 

Students interested in a scholarship will need to upload 2 supporting documents to their applications:
 

1. A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FROM ENGLISH TEACHER

Please include a letter of recommendation written by applicant's English teacher. If the teacher prefers to send it separately, please have the letter emailed to patrick@humtn.org or mailed to Humanities Tennessee | 807 Main Street Suite B | Nashville, TN 37206.

2. A COPY OF THE FAMILY'S MOST RECENT 1040 TAX FORM

Please include a copy of the family’s most recently filed 1040 statement that claims the applicant as a dependent. If no 1040 is required by the IRS, then a statement which shows the family's financial standing may be attached.

 

Scholarship applicants do not need to send a deposit. Students will be notified of their scholarship status by early-June. Scholarship assistance varies from $100 to $450.

DEADLINE
MAY 1, 2019

APPLICANTS

ENCOURAGED

TO APPLY ASAP

QUESTIONS

 

Contact

Patrick Shaffner

PRESENTED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY

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