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.
Rufi Thorpe is the author of The Girls from Corona del Mar, which was long listed for the Dylan Thomas Prize and the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, and Dear Fang, With Love, which Publishers Weekly called, “tremendous...an absolute winner.” Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Poets & Writers, and The Huffington Post, among others. She writes a bi-monthly humor column, “Listicles For People Exactly Like You," for McSweeney’s Internet Tendency. She received her MFA from the University of Virginia, and currently lives in Southern California with her husband and two sons.