August 2014

Bookmark This: Brandon Jordan Brown on the Legitimacy of Art

 
2014 Emerging Voices Fellow Brandon Jordan Brown writes about his love for poetry and the confidence boost he received when he was awarded the fellowship. 
 
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Bookmark This: Andrés Reconco on Unveiling Truths

 
In this essay, 2014 Emerging Voices Fellow Andrés Reconco describes how, before his fellowship, he'd felt unable to share his writing -- what he calls the “beastly essence” within him. It was through the fellowship that Andrés would find his voice and a community to lean on. We are down to the wire and have just over 50 hours left to raise funding to support writers like Andrés Reconco.

American Journalist Steven Sotloff Held Captive by ISIS


American journalist Steven H. Sotloff, center in helmet, talks to rebels in Libya on June 2, 2011 during the rebellion in that country. (Handout / Getty Images)

Bookmark This: Margaret Spilman On Your Mentor

2014 Emerging Voices Fellow Margaret Spilman writes about her relationship with mentor Melanie Thorne. From her nervousness before their first meeting to their revealing chats on the business of writing, Margaret shares how the mentorship was by far one of the most important aspects of the fellowship.
 
 
"Everyone needs someone in their corner, someone who has been there before.

Writers’ Reel: Ramona Ausubel On Getting to the Truth

 
Author Ramona Ausubel describes how she began writing her novel No One Is Here Except All of Us. What started off as a way of documenting her family’s history turned into an award-winning work of fiction.