Poets on the Coast humbly stands with the Black Lives Matter movement. We realize that historically, Poets on the Coast: A Weekend Writing Retreat for Women has been a predominantly white group and we hope through the offering of four POTC fellowships for women of color we can take small but lasting steps to change this. The planning for these fellowships began last September as part of our ten year anniversary of Poets on the Coast celebration.
This fall through the generosity of an anonymous donor, we are offering four registrations for our weekend retreat at no charge. Because of COVID-19, for the safety and health of our poets, this year, the entire retreat will take place ONLINE (via ZOOM) from Friday, September 11- Sunday, September 13th. These fellowships are available for women who have not before attended Poets on the Coast.
Poets on the Coast welcomes all women.
The fellowship application is a simple letter sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the heading: ATTENTION: FELLOWSHIP with one paragraph of why the poet would like to attend Poets on the Coast, a second paragraph on “why now,” and three poems of not more than 5 pages.
Submissions through July 20th, 2020