The Fine Art of Application Writing

Thank you for joining us at The Eckleburg Workshops. This course will walk you through the basics of writing convincing and persuasive applications to fellowships, grants, and other opportunities. To begin, simply locate the course lessons at the bottom of this page.

Workshop Goals

  • To help students be strategic in the ways that they present their work, crafting applications with the grant agency’s mission and objectives in mind.
  • To help students craft unified application portfolios, in which work samples support the project proposal.
  • To help students find professional opportunities that match their interests, aesthetic, and experience level.
  • To help students become aware of resources where they can discover and research professional opportunities.
  • To help students learn how to present their work professionally and become aware of the etiquette surrounding grant, fellowship, and residency applications.

Workshop Instructor

Kristina Marie DarlingKristina Marie Darling is the author of over twenty collections of poetry. Her awards include two Yaddo residencies, a Hawthornden Castle Fellowship, and a Visiting Artist Fellowship from the American Academy in Rome, as well as grants from the Whiting Foundation and Harvard University’s Kittredge Fund. She is currently working toward both a Ph.D. in English Literature at S.U.N.Y.-Buffalo and an M.F.A. in Poetry at New York University.