Everything You Always Wanted to
Know About Residencies

  with Sacha Howells in Los Feliz

Los Feliz
One Sunday
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
May 19, 2019


Inspiration and creativity aren’t always enough on their own. When the essay is outlined, the novel is plotted, or the poem is conceived, the key ingredient to getting words on the page is often the hardest to find: time.

Ranging in length from a weekend to several months, residencies around the globe open their doors to writers and artists to allow them to shut out the noise of the world and focus solely on their work. This one-day seminar will look at selecting the right residency, workshopping biographies and project proposals, maximizing your chances, and managing your time to get the most from the experience once you’re there. Led by an instructor who has served on a residency admissions board, this seminar will leave students equipped with the tools to jumpstart their creativity by giving themselves the gift of time.

This seminar is open to students of all levels. It will be held in Los Feliz where coffee, sparkling water, and light snacks will be served.

Enrollment limit: 8 students
$130 for new students; $120 for returning students

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Sacha Howells has worked as a writer and editor for almost two decades. As a managing editor at a small press, he oversaw the publication of dozens of textbooks in the social sciences, and his writing on film, music, and pop culture has been published widely online and in print. His fiction has appeared in The Coachella Review, Menda City Review, and Tesseracts, and he was fiction editor of the literary magazine VORTICAL. He has been named a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellow, a Ragdale Foundation Fellow, and a National Endowment for the Arts Distinguished Fellow at the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. In 2012, he cofounded WordCraft, a collective of writing consultants, teachers, and editors based in Los Angeles.