Kim Coleman Foote




Kim Coleman Foote is a writer of fiction, creative nonfiction, and experimental prose. Currently the George Bennett Fellow at Phillips Exeter Academy, she is the recipient of numerous additional writing fellowships and residencies, including from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, Center for Fiction, Illinois Arts Council, Kimbilio, MacDowell, and Hedgebrook. She also conducted research in Ghana for a novel through the Fulbright Fellowship. Kim’s writing has appeared in Ecotone, The Rumpus, Green Mountains Review, Prairie Schooner, the Missouri Review, Black Renaissance Noire, Obsidian, Kweli, and elsewhere. Kim is working on a story collection fictionalizing her family's experience of the Great Migration in the South and New Jersey, where she grew up, and a novel about Ghana and the trans-Atlantic slave trade. She received an MFA in creative writing from Chicago State University.

SESSION: Funding Your Writing Getaway and More: Residencies and Merit Fellowships

Have you considered applying for a writing residency or unrestricted funding but don't know where to begin? Or, have you given up trying because you keep getting rejected? Or do you think, “Why go away to write when I can do it at home?” This session is for writers of all levels who seek money for their writing or living expenses (or truly whatever!) as well as for writers who are curious about residencies. Through lecture, a shared handout, and Q&A, we'll cover types of residencies that are available, searching for both fellowships and residencies, creating a winning application, and why you might consider leaving that cozy home office.