Applications (download here) are due on Wednesday, December 14 at 5 pm CST.
Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday, December 19 at 5 pm CST.
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The Southern Foodways Alliance tells stories about American food culture. We commission great writing. And we foster emerging writers whose work explores food and foodways. With those goals in mind, we are now taking applications for SFA’s 3rd annual nonfiction writing workshop at Rivendell Writers’ Colony in Sewanee, Tennessee, March 23-26, 2017.
Inspired by the literary legacy in Sewanee, the RWC provides a unique space and community for developing the craft of writing, as well as the time and place to take in the natural beauty of life atop the Cumberland Plateau.
SFA director John T. Edge (columnist, Oxford American and Garden & Gun; author or editor of over a dozen books) and SFA associate editor Osayi Endolyn (M.F.A. graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design whose writing has appeared in Gravy, Atlanta Magazine, Eater, and New York Magazine‘s The Cut) will lead the workshop. They will discuss techniques of successful writing on food-related topics and work individually and collectively with attendees.
Applicants should be at work on a book or long-form feature at the time of application. (It does not have to be placed for publication.) The work must be nonfiction and closely tied to themes of food or foodways. Projects with a connection to the American South are preferred. Academics wishing to shape their work for a general audience are welcome to apply.
Previous writers who have attended the workshop have gone on to write for Gravy, work for the SFA (this year’s co-instructor!), and land jobs that we can’t say they owe entirely to attending the workshop—but we don’t think it hurt either. Some of their accomplishments include reporting for NBC News, publishing a 2-part series in Gravy quarterly, and producing a Gravy podcast.
The tuition fee of $450 includes all instruction, one-on-one editing sessions, eight meals, time and space to write, and lodging at Rivendell Writers’ Colony. Participants are responsible for their travel to and from Sewanee, TN. Applicants who wish to be considered for a merit scholarship should indicate this preference on the application.
Applications (download here) are due on Wednesday, December 14 at 5 pm CST. Successful applicants will be notified of acceptance by Monday, December 19 at 5 pm CST. Incomplete or late applications will not be reviewed.
Please direct any questions to Afton Thomas at [email protected].