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Kristina Marie Darling Professional Empowerment Across Genres & Disciplines: How to Successfully Pitch, Promote, & Fund Your Creative Projects Career & Publishing June 19 to August 11, 2023 Tuition: $750.00 Class Size: 15 Session: Summer Format: 8 Week Asynchronous Workshop
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This workshop will walk students through the basics of writing convincing and persuasive pitches; crafting applications to fellowships, residencies, and grants; promoting their creative work; and discovering an appreciative audience more generally. We will address such topics as the fine art of pitches, artist statements, personal statements, project proposals, choosing the work sample, tailoring the C.V. toward specific opportunities, effectively spreading the word about books and events, and building a creative portfolio as a whole. Students will leave the workshop with a packet of resources for publicity, researching residencies, and discovering grants, as well as sample application materials and strategies for effectively presenting their own work to decision makers in the arts. One-on-one “office hour” meetings are available by appointment via Zoom.


Kristina Marie Darling is the author of thirty-nine books, which include Stylistic Innovation, Conscious Experience, and the Self in Modernist Women’s Poetry, available from Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group; Daylight Has Already Come: Selected Poems 2014 - 2020, which was published by Black Lawrence Press; Silence in Contemporary Poetry, which will be published in hardcover by Clemson University Press in the United States and Liverpool University Press in the United Kingdom; Silent Refusal: Essays on Contemporary Feminist Writing, newly available from Black Ocean; Angel of the North, which is forthcoming from Salmon Poetry; and X Marks the Dress: A Registry (co-written with Carol Guess), which was just launched by Persea Books in the United States. Penguin Random House Canada has also published a Canadian edition.

An expert consultant with the U.S. Fulbright Commission, and a twice-awarded Fulbright Scholar, Dr. Darling’s work has also been recognized with three residencies at Yaddo, where she has held the Martha Walsh Pulver Residency for a Poet and the Howard Moss Residency in Poetry; eight residencies at the American Academy in Rome, where she has also served as an ambassador for recruitment; grants from the Elizabeth George Foundation and Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund; a Fundación Valparaíso fellowship to live and work in Spain; a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, funded by the Heinz Foundation; an artist-in-residence position at Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris; two grants from the Whiting Foundation; a Faber Residency in the Arts, Sciences, and Humanities; an artist-in-residence position with the Andorran Ministry of Culture; an artist-in-residence position at the Florence School of Fine Arts; and an appointment at Scuola Internazionale de Grafica in Venice, among many other awards and honors. She has taught at Yale University, the American University in Rome, the New School, and elsewhere. Dr. Darling serves as Editor-in-Chief of Tupelo Press and Tupelo Quarterly. Born and raised in the American Midwest, she now divides her time between the United States, Greece, and the Amalfi Coast.

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