“I have an insatiable appetite for photographs of people who look like me.”
To apply, please email [email protected] by February 28th with the subject line "Black History Scholarship." Please attach a writing sample of any genre or topic (500-2,000) as well as a paragraph explaining how this scholarship would benefit you. Scholarships can be applied to any of our six-week workshops, in-person or online.
A poet and essayist, Michele Leavitt is also a high school dropout, hepatitis C survivor, and former trial attorney. Her essays have appeared in venues including Guernica, The Journal, and So To Speak; one was listed in 2015 as a Longreads Top Five of the Week, and another received a notable mention in Best American Essays 2011. Poems appear most recently, or are forthcoming, in North American Review, Gravel, Paper Nautilus, and Mezzo Cammin.