Intern Application Guidelines

WINTER WITH THE WRITERS INTERNSHIP AND ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP (ENG 497)

 

DON’T MISS THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH SOME OF THE FINEST INTERNATIONAL AUTHORS

         WINTER WITH THE WRITERS, A FESTIVAL OF THE LITERARY ARTS,2013

N. Scott Momaday, February 7 

 Karen Russell, February 14

   Ricardo Pau-Llosa & Mayra Santos-Febres, February 21

   Azar Nafisi, February 28

 


 

 

Intern/Writers will help plan and execute all phases of Rollins College’s prestigious writing festival, work as personal assistants to the visiting writers, have their work critiqued by the visiting authors and Rollins’ Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Professor of English Carol Frost. The class meets on Thursdays from 4:00-6:30. During the four-week festival period in February, interns have the opportunity to attend the author receptions Wednesdays from 6 – 7 p. m., will participate in the master classes, which take place each Thursday from 4-5:30, and go to the author readings that begin each Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Prior and post February, the class meets only on Tuesdays, and the last class is March 4. Understanding that the schedule SOUNDS complicated, I hope you’ll e-mail me so that we can work out arrangements and make it possible for you to participate. ALSO, please know that if you’ve taken ENG 497 before, and it wasn't this Internship version, you can take the class again, and it will count for your writing minor. Talk to me and let’s figure it out.


 

APPLICATION GUIDELINES:

1.     Prerequisites: Completion of English 167 and 267 or 367 or a Letter of Recommendation from a Department of English Professor stating that your writing capabilities are in keeping with the high standards of this course.

2.     An interview with the Director of the festival Carol Frost. (email cfrost@rollins.edu for an appointment) Note that the interview must be completed by October 29.

3.     A one-page application letter that details why you want to be a WWW Intern.

4.     All applications must be sent as a Word document to my e-mail address: cfrost@rollins.edu. Use the heading WWW Internship Application Committee.

5.     Include a writing sample--one poem, one page of fiction, or one page of creative non-fiction, double-spaced and sent as an attachment. This work should reflect your very best creative effort.

 

Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply for the festival’s needs are varied and multiple—elements include video, film, creative writing, literature, stage craft, the festival‘s web presence, hospitality, marketing, social media, and research. Science majors and art majors are equally welcome.

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: OCTOBER 29, 2012. A LIST OF SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS WILL BE POSTED ON MY OFFICE DOOR, CARNEGIE 138 AT 4 P.M., November 5.

 

In November the whole internship class will meet to form festival committees and make preliminary decisions about which writers each intern would like to work with. Information about WWW is available on the Winter With the Writers website at http://www.rollins.edu/winterwiththewriters/ and at http://www.facebook.com/WinterWithTheWriters. The facebook group page from 2012 gives you a glimpse of some interns activities: http://www.facebook.com/groups/224640507629504/