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Mary Wood & Douglass Wallop Fellowships

THE MARY WOOD FELLOWSHIP

The Mary Wood Fellowship at Washington College is awarded in even-numbered years to an emerging female-identifying writer—in poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction—who has published one book.

The Fellowship enables female creative writing students at Washington College to work with and learn from successful female writers like Shara Lessley, Laura van den Berg, Hannah Tinti, and Irina Reyn, who spend several days on campus.

The Mary Wood Fellow spends approximately three days at Washington College, during which she holds individual conferences with select female undergraduate creative writers.  The Fellow also gives a public reading and a craft talk. The Fellowship includes a $1500 stipend, overnight accommodations, and travel.

Eastern Shore author Mary Wood, whose support makes the fellowship possible, is a ’68 graduate of the College and a former member of its Board of Visitors and Governors.

Applicants should send a cover letter (outlining qualifications and reasons for interest in position) as well as a copy of their book to Assistant Director Lindsay Lusby:

The Rose O’Neill Literary House

Washington College

300 Washington Avenue

Chestertown, Maryland 21620

For the spring 2016 Mary Wood Fellowship, applications will be accepted if postmarked by March 1, 2015.

 

THE DOUGLASS WALLOP FELLOWSHIP

The Douglass Wallop Fellowship at Washington College is awarded in odd-numbered years to a playwright.

The Fellowship enables drama students at Washington College to work with and learn from successful playwrights like J.T. Rogers and KJ Sanchez, who spend several days on campus.

The Douglass Wallop Fellow spends approximately five days at Washington College, holding individual conferences with drama students. The Fellow also gives a public reading and a craft talk. The Fellowship includes a $2500 stipend, overnight accommodations, and travel.

The Fellowship is named for the American novelist and playwright Douglass Wallop (1920-1985). He was the author of 13 works, the most famous being The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant (1954), which went on to be adapted by Wallop and co-writer George Abbott into the Tony Award-winning musical “Damn Yankees.” Wallop himself graduated from the University of Maryland and for many years lived on Maryland’s Eastern Shore.

Applicants should send a cover letter (outlining qualifications and reasons for interest in position) as well as a sample of their work to Assistant Director Lindsay Lusby. Work samples may be a full play or selected scenes from a larger work. It is preferred that writing samples be no more than 20 pages. Application materials must be mailed to:

The Rose O’Neill Literary House

Washington College

300 Washington Avenue

Chestertown, Maryland 21620

In spring 2015, playwright Sheri Wilner will serve as the Douglass Wallop Fellow at the Rose O’Neill Literary House!