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NES

TEN

JUNE 9-15, 2019

YOUNG

WRITERS'

WORKSHOP

MARTIN, TN

THANKS FOR THE PHOTO WILLIAM!

WHO

Rising 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders who have a sincere interest in creative writing. 

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

WHR

WHR

In Martin, TN at UT Martin. All classes take place at the university  and students stay in dorms on campus.

*Depending on interest, transportation may be available from Nashville and/or Memphis.*

$

$650 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 TYWW is in supervised residence halls with Workshop counselors on the campus of UT Martin.

 

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 TYWW 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 TYWW:


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/ DANIEL PUJOL

POETRY W/ KARYNA MCGLYNN

 NONFICTION W/ KENDRA ALLEN

Daniel Lucca Pujol is an artist residing in Nashville, TN. Music City is the home-base for his eponymous musical project, Pujol.

 

His back catalog includes numerous releases on labels such as Third Man Records, Infinity Cat Recordings, Saddle Creek Records, etc.

 

In addition to songwriting, Pujol writes prose and poetry. He has been published by The Nashville Cream, Third Man Books, Sobotka Literary Magazine, Impose Magazine, The Walrus, The Contributor, etc. 
 

In 2018, Pujol co-founded the magazine Salt Weekly with owners of Nashville's Packing Plant Gallery and Elephant Gallery. He writes and curates for Salt Weekly.

 

Pujol is working on a new music+spoken word album. It involves experimental reapplication of local Nashville music tools, knowledge, and techniques.

Karyna McGlynn is the author of Hothouse (Sarabande 2017), The 9-Day Queen Gets Lost on Her Way to the Execution (Willow Springs 2016), and I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl (Sarabande 2009).

 

Her poems have recently appeared in The Kenyon Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Witness, Georgia Review, New England Review, and The Academy of American Poet’s Poem-A-Day.

 

Karyna is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Christian Brothers University in Memphis.

 

Find her online at www.karyna.io, or follow her on Instagram & Twitter @karynamcglynn. 

Kendra Allen is the author of the essay collection When You Learn The Alphabet (University of Iowa Press).

 

She's the winner of the 2018 Iowa Prize for Literary Nonfiction and her work, described as "raw" and "witty," has been published in Brevitydecember, and The Rumpus among others.

 

Born and raised in Dallas, TX, Kendra is currently an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama where she is teaching and working on her thesis.

 

She still doesn't know what she's doing. 

SCREENWRITING W/ MIKE D

Mike Dobrzelecki attended Middle Tennessee State University where he studied filmmaking and screenwriting.

 

He has since directed and written numerous shorts, music videos, commercials and more and has also enjoyed a long run as a special effects makeup artist.

 

Mike is currently working on a television pilot with “Everybody Loves Raymond” star Brad Garrett and is hard at work on his feature film “Giving Up The Ghost” which is slated to begin shooting later in 2019.

 FICTION W/

SNOWDEN WRIGHT

Snowden Wright, born and raised in Mississippi, is the author of the novel American Pop (HarperCollins), chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the “Discover Great New Writers” program by Barnes & Noble.

 

A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer-in-Residence, he has written for The AtlanticSalonEsquireThe Millions, and the New York Daily News, among other publications, and previously worked as a fiction reader at The New YorkerEsquire, and The Paris Review.

 

Wright was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the 2018 Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and his debut novel, Play Pretty Blues (Engine Books), was the recipient of the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars’ Graywolf Prize. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 from TN 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 $650.

QUESTIONS

 

Contact

Patrick Shaffner

DEADLINE

 

MAY 1, 2019

APPLICANTS

ENCOURAGED

TO APPLY ASAP

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