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Creative Nonfiction Series: Money Trees: How to Finally Get It Together with Faylita Hicks

$65.00 · July 23

In this one-night class, we’ll grab a glass of wine, lean back, and get real about building up the bio, fleshing out the CV, procuring the dreaded recommendation letter, making the writing sample sing, and getting the nerve to press SEND!

Start Date

July 23

Day(s) of the Week

Tuesday

Class Times

6:30pm – 8:30pm CT

Sessions

1

Location

Zoom (online)

Instructor

Price

$65

In stock

Description

This class is part of our “Summer Creative Nonfiction Series,” a variety of single-session classes on Tuesday evenings designed to tackle one element of creative nonfiction writing in each class. You can take one class, pick and choose, or take all of them! You can find all other classes in the series here.


In this one-night class, we’ll grab a glass of wine, lean back, and get real about building up the bio, fleshing out the CV, procuring the dreaded recommendation letter, making the writing sample sing, and getting the nerve to press SEND!

Covering five lessons I’ve learned over the course of my 18+ year career as a performance artist and writer, I’ll give you some insight into what panelists are looking for and drop hints on how to make your submission stand out. I can tell you where to find the money—but it won’t do you much good if you’re not ready for the process. Let’s talk about it!

This would be best for emerging to mid-career writers interested in applying to residencies, fellowships, grants, awards, freelance writing gigs, and festivals.

About Faylita Hicks

Based in Chicago, IL, Faylita Hicks (she/they) is the author of the critically-acclaimed debut poetry collection HoodWitch (Acre Books, 2019), a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, the 2019 Julie Suk Award, and the 2019 Balcones Poetry Prize. They are currently working on their second collection, A Map of My Want (Haymarket Books, 2024) and a debut memoir about their carceral experience A Body of Wild Light (Haymarket Books, 2026). Both books are supported in part by grants, fellowships, residencies, and awards from the Art for Justice, Black Mountain Institute, Tin House, and The Right of Return USA. The former Editor-in-Chief of Black Femme Collective and Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Hicks is a voting member of the Recording Academy/GRAMMYs and its Songwriters and Composers Committee for the Texas Chapter. Hicks is also the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Tony-Award winning Broadway Advocacy Coalition, Civil Rights Corps, Lambda Literary, and Texas After Violence Project. Their poetry, essays, and digital art have been featured in American Poetry Review, Ecotone, Kenyon Review, Longreads, Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, Poetry Magazine, Slate, Split This Rock, Texas Observer, The Slowdown Podcast, and Yale Review, amongst others.