The Desert Nights, Rising Stars
Writers Conference

Conference Schedule 2020

Friday, February 21, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.


Fund Your Writing Passion with Vanessa Hua

Date(s): Friday, February 21, 2020, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Location: 
Carson Ballroom, Old Main (view map)
Type(s): 
Presentation
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Professional Development
Tags: Fellowships, Proposals, Funding, Personal Statements

About the Session

This session will provide an overview of funding sources for your writing, including excerpts of successful project proposals and personal statements for artist funding opportunities and suggestions of how to make the most of your time during and after your fellowship/writers residency/or other creative space, whether it's one week or one year.

Meet the Presenter(s)

Photograph of Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a novel, A River of Stars, a national bestseller and best books pick by NPR and the Washington Post, and a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities. For two decades, she has been writing about Asia and the diaspora. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists’ Association. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, and elsewhere. A Bay Area native, she works and teaches at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.