a workshop on writing personal statements

In this workshop, we will learn how to write compelling and clear statements of purpose for strong applications for grants, fellowships, and artists’ residencies. Writers will have the chance to brainstorm and create their own templates in the workshop, get feedback, and feel more confident in future forays in the wider literary world.

Abeer Hoque is a Nigerian-born Bangladeshi American writer and photographer. Her books include a travel photography and poetry monograph (The Long Way Home, 2013), a linked collection of stories, poems, and photographs (The Lovers and the Leavers, 2015), and a memoir (Olive Witch, 2017). She has won fellowships from the NEA, NYFA, and the Fulbright Foundation, and holds BS and MA degrees from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and an MFA in writing from the University of San Francisco. See more at

Saturday, December 11, 8AM (Nepal time) / December 10, 9:15PM (NYC time)

Fees: RS.1500 / USD15

This workshop is virtual. It will be 2.5 hours long. Link to join will be sent to accepted applicants.

Limited seats. Please apply using the form below. Application deadline: December 9, 2021. Accepted applicants will be notified by December 10, 2021.