Wyoming Arts Council

Apply now for creative writing fellowships

Wyoming residents are invited to apply for the 2008 creative writing fellowships in creative nonfiction. Up to three winners will be chosen in the competition. Each will receive a $3,000 award plus a $500 stipend to read their work at the Casper College Literary Conference Oct. 17-19 in Casper. Postmark deadline is July 6, 2007. Printable applications and guidelines are available through the Wyoming Arts Council web site.

Memoirist and poet Nick Flynn will serve as the judge for this year’s competition. His memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City, won the PEN/Martha Albrand Award for the “Art of the Memoir,” and has been translated into 13 languages. His essays, creative nonfiction, and poems have been published in The New Yorker, the Paris Review, and The New York Times Book Review. His work has also been featured on National Public Radio’s “This American Life.”

FMI: Michael Shay at the WAC offices in Cheyenne, 307-777-5234.

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