Ends on 7/31/2016
To apply, please follow the instructions below. You may apply to more than one workshop genre (fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction). Ultimately, though, if you are accepted into more than one workshop, you will have to choose a genre.
For poetry submissions, upload 4-6 poems (in one document please). For prose, include no more than 15 pages (double spaced) of a story, essay or novel excerpt; it is fine to include more than one piece (either complete or excerpts); again, please upload just one file per genre.
Please do not include your name anywhere on your writing sample itself.
Ends on 7/31/2016
The 2016 Chesapeake Writers’ Conference (June 19-25) invites SMCM
students interested in creative writing to apply for the 2016 conference scholarships.
Scholars will be provided with shared accommodations in the Townhouse Greens,
meals for the duration of the conference, and placement in a writing workshop
best suited to his or her writing sample and interest (fiction, poetry, or
The SMCM Scholars will form the core conference staff and each scholarship recipient will be expected to contribute in important ways to the functioning of the conference. The parameters of each scholar’s assignment will be worked out with the director, but a sampling of the kinds of tasks that will be involved includes
Transporting conference guests in state vehicles to and from
surrounding airports and county locations. Certification to drive a state
vehicle is strongly desirable in all scholars.
· Guiding recreational activities, including excursions to such locations as Solomon’s Island and Calvert Cliffs State Park, as well as leading participants in recreational activities (i.e., kayaking).
· Organizing and MCing the conference’s participant readings.
· Writing and delivering introductions of faculty and visiting writers at nightly open-to-the-public literary events.
· Maintaining the conference social media outlets before and during the conference.
· Creating a daily newsletter for participants.
· Coordinating with various campus offices in order to assure that the conference runs smoothly.
· Facilitating participant check-in and check-out.
· Giving tours of the campus.
· Taking photographs of events for promotion of future conferences.
· Setting up before events.
· Providing general support for conference participants (i.e., helping participants navigate the campus and the county).
· Organizing and facilitating meetings for participants with agents and publishers.
· Designing tools with which to collect input about the conference.
Deadline for applications is February 12, 2016.
Applicants may demonstrate an interest in one or more of the offered workshops.
1. A personal statement
describing your interest in the conference and detailing what you would hope to
gain from the experience.
2. A writing sample in your desired genre (15 pages double spaced for prose; 4-8 poems for poetry). (If you wish to apply in more than one genre, you are welcome to do so; just be clear, in your personal statement, which is your first choice, and include samples from each).
3. A current résumé.
you have questions, you can contact Jerry Gabriel, Conference Director: firstname.lastname@example.org