These awards — typically from $500 to $5,000 — are awarded annually by the Alexa Rose Foundation and can be used towards expenses like travel, education, workshops, and artistic tools.
Apply by March 8, 2021. Read more about it on their website. Need help? There are free online workshops for both new and returning applicants.
“Finding Yourself as an Engaging Character in Memoir” aims to help you write about you. Making the reader want to spend time with the writer as narrator is crucial. This class will tackle our own habitual shyness and uncertainty about how much to reveal and we’ll find out how to distinguish our own self-knowledge from what’s actually on the page.
This class requires pre-registration and will be conducted starting at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, February 24, 2021. (A recording will be provided afterwards.) It’s one of a series of excellent courses organized by Jane Friedman. Read more about it. Cost: $25.