ASAP/10 Public Humanities Writing Workshop

deadline for submissions: 
October 3, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Kyle Frisina and Arthur Wang
contact email: 

Deadline Extended to 9/24 (or until the workshop reaches full capacity, whichever comes first).

With editors and writers from publications including Pelican BombLos Angeles Review of Books, The New Inquiry, Logic, Post45, and more:

This writing workshop aims to bring together the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)’s varied constituency of scholars, writers, artists, and editors to exchange feedback on writing for multidisciplinary publications.

The workshop will be structured around small writing groups of 3 participants, each led by at least one publication editor or experienced writer in the public sphere. Participants will pre-circulate pieces of roughly 1000 words within these small groups, and each writer will receive about 20 minutes of detailed feedback from the small group leader and fellow participants. At the end of the session, we'll gather everyone together for a lightning round of more general comments from our editors/featured public writers.

Designed to create inclusive community around discussion of good writing and its many audiences, the workshop is non-selective and open to all ASAP members. (That is, open to people already presenting on other panels at ASAP/10 and to any ASAP members-at-large.) If demand exceeds capacity, we'll reserve a majority of slots for those for with little to no experience with public writing of this kind, especially graduate students, artists, and early-career and non-tenured faculty.

This workshop will meet during the seminar session at ASAP/10 in New Orleans: Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:30am-10:30am.  If interested, please send a brief bio and 2-3 sentences on the subject of the piece you plan to workshop to and, with the subject line “Public Humanities Writing Workshop submission.”