The Creative Nonfiction Foundation, in partnership with The Pittsburgh Foundation, is providing twelve writing fellowships to people who want to write about how mental illness has affected their lives.
The writing fellows will take part in five weekly workshops, which will cover the entire writing process, led by Lee Gutkind, founder and editor of Creative Nonfiction. All participants will conceive their stories, learn the creative nonfiction craft, and write first and follow-up drafts. In preparation for a series of public events and readings, a later session will focus on developing skills for reading/performing stories effectively for an audience. Fellows will also receive scholarships to the Creative Nonfiction Writers’ Conference in Pittsburgh this May.
The deadline for application materials is November 30, 2015.