» 2015 Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers
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Beyond the Pure 2015 Literary Reading
December 3, 2015 | Thursday | 7:30PM

Everyone welcome! | Suggested Donation $5-10

Featuring 2015 Beyond the Pure grant winners
Jennifer Kwon Dobbs
Sherrie Fernandez-Williams
May Lee-Yang
Eva Song Margolis
Moe Lionel
Robin Rozanski

This final performance on December 3 marks the end of the 2015 Beyond the Pure Fellowship and the beginning of each artist's next artistic chapter. Stick around after the showcase to meet and talk to the artists in person about their work and experience. Facilitated by Shannon Gibney and Sun Yung Shin.

Intermedia Arts’ Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers awards grants of up to $4,000 to four to six emerging Minnesota writers each year. This program defines an emerging writer as a writer whose work demonstrates a sustained level of accomplishment and commitment, but who has not yet received widespread recognition from peers and/or industry as an established professional writer.

Video by B Fresh Photography and Media

In addition to their grant award, recipients also participate in a nine-month fellowship program that provides peer support, guidance, community, and resources throughout the program year.
Intermedia Arts’ Beyond the Pure Fellowships for Writers places a particular emphasis on increasing the visibility of and providing a platform for emerging writers whose voices have historically been underrepresented in the literary arts, including (but not limited to): writers of color, LGBTQ writers, women, new and recent immigrant communities, Native and Indigenous writers, low-income writers, and writers exploring non-traditional pathways to success. By providing financial assistance, professional development, and recognition to a culturally, ethnically, socially and socio-economically diverse group of writers, this program strengthens and supports Minnesota's literary community and provides a platform for many new voices to be heard as they achieve their next level of artistic success.
Past fellows have used this opportunity to:
·       Take classes
·       Attend a writer's conference
·       Travel and/or do research
·       Work with a mentor
·       Have their manuscript read by an established writer
·       Pay for childcare while they wrote
·       Promote a newly published book
These are just a few of the possibilities. We encourage you to give serious thought to how this grant could make a difference in your career!

Applications are currently closed. Please join our Literary News list for updates!

2014 Beyond the Pure Fellows Final Reading | April 23, 2015
Photos by Sean Smuda

This program is made possible, in part, thanks to the generous support of the Jerome Foundation.