New Literary Project Launches Jack Hazard Fellowships To Support Creative Writing For California High School Teachers
The new program will award nine summer scholarships of $ 5,000 in 2022; The submission deadline is December 31, 2021
OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA, USA, November 17, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – “Have you ever had a high school teacher who opened the door for you to love literature?” »Asks Joseph Di Prisco, president of the founding council of the New Literary Project (NLP) and a former middle and high school teacher who has published 14 books, including poetry, memoirs and novels.
“In case that is true, here is a secret which is not so secret,” he continues. “Chances are they were writing their own stories, stealing as much time as they could. Now, the Jack Hazard Scholarships can free them up to write, because that’s what summer means for creative writers teaching in high school. Another essential commitment of the New Literary Project is to do what we can to inspire and equip writers of all generations to write their hearts. “
The Jack Hazard Scholarships For Creative Writers Teaching In High School is an innovative and unique opportunity open for the first time to an underserved and deserving community of writers. The scholarships are not limited to teachers of English or creative writing – they are available to any qualified high school teacher in any field who works directly in a professional capacity with students, including, for example, counselors orientation.
The New Literary Project is offering nine summer scholarships of $ 5,000 in the spring of 2022 to California high school writers. Over the next several years, NLP plans to open the program to applications from writers who teach in high school across the United States.
“So many writers started their careers as high school teachers, like Stephen King, Frank McCourt, Joanne Harris, JK Rowling, George Orwell, Dan Brown and William Golding. The Hazard Scholarships will find and spotlight a new generation of dedicated creative writers who teach in high school, ”said Ian Maloney, Jack Hazard Scholarship Program Coordinator.
For 2022 in California, the application deadline for high school writers is December 31, 2021.
The criteria are:
o Jack Hazard Fellows must be authors of fiction, creative non-fiction or memory.
o They must be current full-time instructors (in any department, not just English) at an accredited California high school (Grades 9-12, teaching this school year 2021-22).
o They must be hired to return to their schools in the fall of 2023.
o Applicants must submit a written sample along with any other related support material requested.
How to register
The goal of the Jack Hazard Scholarships is to reward and encourage talented writers who teach in high schools. These teaching writers inspire their students, high schools and communities, and provide a professional role model of writers working to find meaning and create art in chaotic times. With these scholarships, the New Literary Project celebrates the life-changing contributions of teachers and provides them with public recognition and much-needed freedom to devote to their own writing.
For more information on the New Literary Project and the Jack Hazard Fellowship, visit the website. Contact: Executive Director Diane Del Signore at 510.919.0970 or [email protected]
For media inquiries contact Scott Busby at The Busby Group – 310.600.7645 or [email protected]
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The Jack Hazard Fellowships are supported by the generosity of System Property, whose offices are in Sherman Oaks, California. One hundred years ago, Mr. Hazard founded the company which today has become System Property. He was a larger than life man, mostly self-taught and deeply curious who admired education and educators, someone who loved to hear and tell a good story. As a charismatic entrepreneur, visionary and generous philanthropist, he had a profound and unforgettable impact that still resonates today. The New Literary Project is honored and honored to be associated with its heritage. We also love great stories and believe that dozens of great stories will come to life thanks to the annual Jack Hazard scholarships.
Scott T Busby
The Busby group