Demystifying the Application: Fellowships, Residencies, and Grants

Signature Room, Summit Building, Seattle Convention Center, Level 5
Thursday, March 9, 2023
12:10 pm to 1:25 pm


Have you ever applied for a fellowship, residency, or grant and wondered if your application has what it takes to be a top contender? This is a rare chance to hear from a diverse group of authors who’ve served on selection committees for state and national grants as well as fellowships and residencies. You will gain a better understanding of what judges are looking for, what goes into the selection process and how you might identify which fellowships, residencies, and grants are the best fit.

Outline & Supplemental Documents

Event Outline: Outline__2023_AWP_-_Demystifying_the_Application__Fellowships,_Residencies_and_Grants.pdf



Julayne Lee is the author of Not My White Savior, which has been taught in university freshman literature and race and ethnicity courses. She has spoken on adoption in the US and Korea and hosts writing workshops for adoptees and foster alumni. She has been a judge for national fellowships and residencies.@julayneelle.

Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo is the author of Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications) and is a former Steinbeck Fellow and Poets & Writers California Writers Exchange winner. She is the creator of the quarterly reading series Hitched and a cofounder of Women Who Submit.

Angela Franklin is a retired management analyst who is also a poet, essayist, and grant writer from Los Angeles, California. She has an MFA in creative nonfiction from Antioch University Los Angeles, and was a recent evaluator for the California Arts Council's annual grant program for two cycles.

Janice Lobo Sapigao (she/her) is a poet from San José, California. She is the author of two books of poetry, microchips for millions (Philippine American Writers and Artists, Inc., 2016) and like a solid to a shadow (Nightboat Books, 2022). She was the 2020–2021 Santa Clara County Poet Laureate.

Amanda Galvan Huynh is the author of Songs of Brujería (Big Lucks) & coeditor of Of Color: Poets Ways of Making Anthology (Operating System). She has received support from The MacDowell Colony, Vermont Studio Center, Sewanee Writers' Conference, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and Squaw Valley.


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