The Fellowship.


about the 5th woman fellowship

Every year a collective of five poets are chosen to work intensively together for nine months to increase craftsmanship in the art of spoken word poetry. This year we are opening auditions to everyone, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.

The application deadline is August 15, 2018.

Requirements to apply:

  • a desire to increase in craft and collaborative skill as a literary artist
  • though performance history is not required, familiarity with poetry writing is strongly recommended
  • an audition video: please submit a 3 - 5 minute video of original poetry read/spoken aloud


In order to most effectively benefit from the fellowship, you will need to be able to meet critical writing deadlines as well as be able to commit to attend scheduled writing workshop retreats, dinner discussions, meetings, and performance dates.

Please be prepared to pay small costs throughout the program that include retreat fees and resources for the benefit of learning. If finances happen to be barrier for you, then we are more than happy to discuss sponsorship opportunities for your continued success in the fellowship. 

Writing workshop retreats have been scheduled as follows:

  • September 15, 2018
  • November 17, 2018
  • January 19, 2018
  • March 16, 2018

Once accepted into the program, you will receive an information packet by e-mail containing all calendar dates, a program syllabus, and a list of required and non-required resources and readings.

The application deadline is August 8, 2018.

The Application

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