Sometimes you hate your job and know there’s something more– there has to be– and you think maybe a class, a sort of quixotic class, with other similarly seeking people, might be good.
Sometimes, after writing for years on your own, you think you might want an injection of constructive criticism.
Or sometimes, you just want to meet others who also count writing among the reasons they consent to get out of bed in the morning.
Someday, Frequency will have enough money to make sure ANYONE who wants to take one of our courses can. In the meantime, we are so happy to be able to give these six people scholarships toward any Frequency course(s).
Ashley Bray: Giorgio Stewmari scholarship, $200
Kik Williams: Hedy Zimra scholarship, $200
Kate Covintree: Giorgio Stewmari scholarship ,$200
Kat Murphy: Fishbein scholarship, $100
Julia Meylor Simpson: Ruth Stone scholarship, $80
Dylan Little: Adrienne Kennedy scholarship, $80
We’re going to do this again in the winter. So please apply then. THANK YOU to everyone who applied– you made our lovely volunteer judges have to work very, very hard to make some decisions!
If you’re someone who might be in a position to donate funds toward a Frequency scholarship, well, consider it. We’re well into our second year of this little community, and we’d love to help all interested, impecunious writers be a part of what our fabulous teachers are doing around little seminar tables in Providence.
Thank you to our scholarship coordinator, Amy Pickworth, and to our judges, Tarfia Faizullah and Maggie Smith, all of whom volunteered their time to read each anonymous submission. We’d like to give a shout-out to Tarfia, whose first book was just a few days ago picked as the winner of the Crab Orchard Poetry Prize, but whom we love even more for her bravery talking about rejections. We’d also like to give a shout-out to Maggie, who is about to give birth to her second child and also her third book–any day now.