Juniors: Apply For the Sonnenblick Award

Jess Posner ’09, the Russell House Fellow, writes in about the Annie Sonnenblick Award:

Juniors: Wesleyan Writing Program’s ANNIE SONNENBLICK WRITING AWARD Applications are due TOMORROW March 24, 2010.

We welcome applications for the Annie Sonnenblick Writing Award, given annually to a member of the junior class who shows unusual promise in creative writing.

The Sonnenblick family has established this award in memory of Annie Sonnenblick, a member of the Wesleyan class of 1980, who took great pleasure in literature and the creative arts.  The winner will be a student whose interests and talents reflect Annie Sonnenblick’s spirit.

Applicants should propose a writing project to be completed during the summer between their junior and senior years.  Previous winners have written short fiction, collections of poetry, and nonfiction projects such as biographical sketches and studies of places.  The award provides funding of up to $1,500 to support the project and the writer’s summer living expenses.  The completed project is due on the first day of the fall semester.

To Apply for this Writing Award:

Submit four neatly packaged copies of the following material, each pack with a cover sheet. YOU CAN ALSO SUBMIT YOUR OLIN OR OTHER SUMMER WRITING FELLOWSHIP APPLICATION FOR THIS PRIZE.

1)  a cover sheet giving your name, campus box number, cell phone number, and

email address;

2)  a personal statement introducing yourself and explaining your background and interests;

3)  a description of the writing project you will undertake, including brief but

specific comments about writers whose works are important to you;

4)  a budget estimating the support you will need;

5)  samples of your writing;

6)  your resume;

7)  a copy of your transcript (either the official or portfolio version); and

8)  names of one or two references with their email addresses and telephone numbers.

Applications are due at Anne Greene’s office, Downey House, room 207, by March 24, 2010 at 12:00 PM.   Write agreene@wesleyan.edu for more information.

Deliver applications to:

Office of Writing Programs

Downey House Lower Level (Room 112)