As the only multi-genre workshop for writers-of-color in the United States, VONA is grounded in social justice and the fostering of a community where our work is centralized in an environment that is safe, nurturing, and supportive. VONA is about mentoring emerging writers-of-color by accomplished writers-of-color. VONA Alums create a presence in spaces that have traditionally been dominated by mainstream writing.
Please read these guidelines first.
The application deadline is midnight February 15, 2020 (Pacific Daylight Time)--only completed applications are eligible for review.
Participants are notified of their acceptance by March 14 and have until March 23, 2020, to confirm their acceptance and pay a non-refundable deposit of $200. Waitlisted applicants will be notified by April 1, 2020.
Manuscripts to be used in the workshop will be uploaded to the virtual classroom site by May 17, 2020. All fees are due by May 31, 2020. A two-step payment plan is available. Limited partial scholarships are available.
Writers will only be able to enroll in ONE workshop; however, all are encouraged to apply for first and second choices. Thus applying in different weeks is allowed, but attendance is permitted to only one workshop over the two week period. (You will be notified accordingly of your acceptance or waitlist status to the workshops you have applied.)
Week ONE: June 21 - June 27, 2020
Week TWO: June 28 - July 4, 2020
Fees for Tuition
*Week-long workshop: $1,250
Limited need-based partial tuition scholarships offered.
Room and Board - optional
*$675 - $771 (includes meals, wi-fi, linen packet, wellness center, laundry facility, and parking. Register directly with the University of Miami via OCS link once you are accepted.)