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This is where writers can indicate interest in openings or waitlists for advanced in-person 2023 Lit Fest Workshops. 

Our instructors for this year include: 

  • Nonfiction writers Grace Cho, Andre Dubus III*, Leslie Jamison*, Amitava Kumar, Nadia Owusu, and Michelle Tea
  • Fiction writers Steve Almond, Jonathan Escoffery, Sheila Heti*, Katie Kitamura*, Rachel Kushner, Rebecca Makkai*, Claire Messud*, and Akhil Sharma
  • Poets Forrest Gander, Carmen Giménez, and Patricia Smith*
  • Screenwriter Dean Bakopoulos*

As of 3/11, due to the number of priority deadline applicants who indicated preference for the following writers, it's less likely that spots will be available in courses with Andre Dubus III, Dean Bakopoulos, Leslie Jamison, Sheila Heti, Rebecca Makkai, Claire Messud, and Patricia Smith. Writers are free to ask to be added to their waitlists, however, in the event spots do open up. We recommend an openness to other workshop instructors.

Should spots open up, we'll accept qualified applicants on a rolling basis, first-come, first-served, beginning in mid-April.

The fellowship deadline was 3/11, so it's too late to apply for Emerging Writers fellowships. As always, our reading fees cover the time spent by our review teams.

To read more about the courses offered, course tuition, and Lit Fest in general, check out our website.

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