Attic Atheneum Nomination/Application Form

Nomination/Application Form

 We accept applications during the month of May between May 1 - May 31.

 

Use the questions below to write your nomination, and then e-mail your application to info@atticinstitute.com with ATHENEUM APPLICATION in the subject line. Writers may nominate themselves for the Atheneum. There is no fee to apply.

1. Please list in order the following information:

Name

E-mail

Phone

Address

Date of Birth

Education

 

2. I am applying for admission in the following genre. Select only one:

Fiction 

Non-fiction

Poetry

 

3. If you have taken workshops in the past, with whom have you studied?

 

4. Please include the following manuscript material:

~ Fiction: 20-25 pages. This may include short fiction or part of a novel.

~ Non-fiction: 20-25 pages. This may include memoir, essay, journalism, or creative non-fiction.

~ Poetry: A small group of poems. 10-15 pages.

 

5. Please include a brief descriptive statement in answer to the following:

Given that the Attic Atheneum involves monthly one-on-one mentoring and semi-monthly genre team meetings, how do you see an 11-month course of study at this time in your life as essential to your writing ambitions?

 

6. Please include a brief descriptive statement in answer to the following:

Given that the Attic Atheneum involves 18 members (12 students, 6 faculty) that attend four Atheneum community gatherings and receptions, in addition to the 3-day urban retreat that concludes the program, how do you envision your role as a participant in the community of the Attic Atheneum and your class?

 

7. Please include one letter of nomination/reference. You can include the letter with your application materials or have your recommender send it. Either way is fine. The letter should address the following:

~ Your interest in writing and literary community

~ Your demonstrated capacity to thrive in both the one-on-one and group  community environment of the Atheneum

~ Why you would be a valuable addition to the Atheneum mission and community.

 

8. Q&As to give us a sense of you:

~ Describe your personality in 3 words.

~ Your favorite fictional character: Books.

~ Your favorite fictional character: Films.

~ Best 3 films.

~ Favorite food for a quiet dinner.

~ If you could have lived in another time period, which one?

~ Name a political hero.

~ Name a family hero.

~ Your best conversation starter.

~ Surprising conversation head-turner about you.

 

Please note:

Application and nomination materials cannot be commented upon or returned, and cannot be amended or added to once we have received them. 

Reminder: Applications must be received by e-mail between May 1 - May 31.

Use the questions below to write your application, and then e-mail your application to info@atticinstitute.com with ATHENEUM APPLICATION in the subject line.