“The essay will feel like it’s killing you and the ending will not be what you thought it might be.”
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.
Porochista Khakpour is the author of the forthcoming memoir Sick (Harper Perennial, May 2018), and the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014)—a 2014 "Best Book of the Year" according to NPR, Kirkus, Buzzfeed, Popmatters, Electric Literature, and more — and Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove, 2007)—the 2007 California Book Award winner in “First Fiction,” a Chicago Tribune’s “Fall’s Best,” and a New York Times “Editor’s Choice.” She is currently writer-in-residence at Bard College, adjunct faculty at Columbia University, and visiting faculty at VCFA's MFA program.