Friday, October 29, 2010

Artist Trust EDGE Program for Writers - applications due Dec 6th

I was delighted to be part of the 2010 Artist Trust EDGE program for writers, and I cannot say enough good things about the program. This is all the business side of writing that never (or rarely) gets covered in MFA programs, or other classes. Artist Trust has been doing professional development programs for visual artists for quite a few years, added filmmakers recently, and then expanded to writers in 2009.

For an application, go here.

"Literary artists who reside in Washington State are encouraged to apply to participate in the 2011 EDGE Professional Development Program for Writers, made possible by generous funding from

The EDGE Program provides artists with a comprehensive survey of professional practices through a hands-on, interactive curriculum that includes instruction by professionals in the field, as well as specialized presentations, panel discussions and assignments. The EDGE Program focuses on supplying artists with the relevant and necessary entrepreneurial skills to achieve their personal career goals and with the opportunity to develop peer support and exchange.

The EDGE Program for Writers is open to emerging or mid-career writers of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Applicants must be residents of Washington State but cannot be students enrolled in a graduate- or undergraduate-degree program. Applicants must commit to completing the entire 50-hour program."

Contact: Nirmala Singh-Brinkman, Program Manager; 206/467-8734 x20; toll free 1/866/218-7878



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