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Literary Retreat for Women of Color Open for Applications

Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its first annual writing retreat at the Writer's Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, AR. This two-week retreat will be held October 16–30, 2017, and is open exclusively

Jack Jones Literary Arts is hosting its first annual writing retreat at the Writer’s Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, AR. This two-week retreat will be held October 16–30, 2017, and is open exclusively to women of color. National Book Award finalist, Angela Flournoy, author of The Turner House, is joining as Writer-in-Residence for week one, and Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellow and NEA award winner, Angel Nafis, author of BlackGirl Mansion, will join as Writer-in-Residence for week two.

 

The retreat will feature daily one hour Skype master classes with agents, editors and acclaimed women in publishing to promote networking, learning and engagement. These sessions are totally optional for retreat participants.

 

The retreat rate is $1050.00 for the two weeks and includes individual writing suites with bedroom, private bath, writing area, wifi, air conditioning, mini fridges, coffee makers, and all meals are provided.

 

Professional and emerging women writers of color at work on book projects are eligible for residencies. Women with and without MFAs are eligible, but students who are currently enrolled in a degree program are ineligible for residencies.

 

To apply to the Jack Jones Literary Arts writing retreat, fill out the online application. The application includes a project proposal, a reference and the writing sample. The  non-refundable application processing fee is $25 and can be paid by debit or credit card. If you have any questions concerning the residency, consult the FAQs at jackjonesliteraryarts.com. or email jack@jackjonesliteraryarts.com.

 

Jack Jones is also offering nine fully-funded scholarship opportunities, a travel stipend and admissions fee reimbursements. Supporting documentation will need to be submitted at the time of application. Read the eligibility guidelines carefully. Application deadline is May 1, 2017. Acceptance notifications will be mailed out on June 1, 2017.

 

Mutiyat Ade-Salu
Mutiyat Ade-Salu is the contributing editor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is also an actress, vocalist, writer, and budding entrepreneur. The playwright of Sunny Came Home and the creator of #FirstGenIAm, Miutiyat was named 2016’s Miss Black New York Coed. Follow her on Twitter @tiaadetweets.
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