The Anaphora Writing Residency, designed exclusively for writers of color, will be held from May 31 to June 9 at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. The program features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, roundtable discussions, pitch sessions, a keynote, and networking opportunities with writers and publishing professionals. Participants will also have the opportunity to give and attend readings, as well as participate in field trips to local museums and art galleries in Los Angeles. Participating writers include poets Kwame Dawes and Natalie Diaz; poet and fiction writer Chris Abani; and fiction and nonfiction writers Yasmine El Rashidi and Roxane Gay (keynote speaker). Participating agents include Regina Brooks (Serendipity Literary), Kirby Kim (Janklow & Nesbit), and Anjali Singh (Ayesha Pande Literary). The cost of the program, which includes tuition and private on-campus housing, is $3,000. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 25 pages of prose, a letter of intent, bio, and list of publications with a $20 application fee by January 31. Several full and partial fellowships are available. Visit the website for the required application form and complete guidelines.
Anaphora Writing Residency, Otis College of Art and Design, 9045 Lincoln Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. (424) 207-3792.