Center for Excellence in Writing Workshop
Time and Support for Creating Your Work: How to Secure a Residency
Need time, space, and support to write, paint, choreograph, think, and create? Tricia Snell, former Executive Director of the Alliance of Artists' Communities, an international network of residency programs that offer time and space for creativity to artists and writers of all kinds, will discuss the value of an artists' community experience and offer tips for securing a residency.
Executive Director of the Alliance of Artists' Communities for the past eight years (she stepped down from her position in December 2001), Tricia Snell has created a range of programs supporting residencies that nurture individual artists. She has given seminars on artists' communities in many venues across the country. She is author of Artists' Communities (Allworth Press, 1996 & 2000), a directory of U.S. artists' communities, and American Creativity at Risk (1997), a report summarizing the Alliance's work to restore creativity as a priority in public policy, cultural philanthropy, and education. Tricia is herself the recipient of a Fiction Writer's Residency at Hedgebrook, Whidbey Island, WA. She is the recipient of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project award and a Mary Roberts Rhinehart Fiction Award, among other distinctions. She is the author of A Glass of Vodka, a short story that appeared on "The Sound of Writing," a National Public Radio program. Tricia has taught writing at The Attic (Portland, OR), University of Maryland, and George Mason University, among other institutions. Public service positions include serving on the Executive Committee of Res Artis (an international consortium of residency programs) and the Grants Review Committee of the Regional Arts and Culture Council (Portland, OR). She holds a Masters of Fine Arts (MFA in Creative Writing) from George Mason University in Virginia, and a flute performance degree (ARCT) from the Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto, Canada.
The cost of the workshop is $30, and space is limited. For information about how to register, contact CEW by email or phone (firstname.lastname@example.org / 503-725-3579).
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