It was an honor to be part of the selection process for the inaugural joint scholarship provided by Writing Excuses and the Carl Brandon Society for the Out Of Excuses seminar and writers retreat. The official statement written for Writing Excuses by Howard Taylor follows:
“The applications have been reviewed, re-reviewed, sorted, parsed, and very meticulously evaluated, and the time has come to announce the recipient of the 2014 scholarship for the Out of Excuses seminar and retreat.
Congratulations, Julie Rodriguez!
Julie has been notified by email and has accepted. We’re all looking forward to having her join us at this September’s event.
Thank you, applicants, for your interest. We’re honored (and perhaps a wee bit intimidated) to have so many high-quality writing samples to review. Speaking of which, we’re very grateful to the scholarship selection panel at the Carl Brandon society (Wesley Chu, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, John Lawson, and K. Tempest Bradford) for their help with the review and administration of the scholarship.
And thank you, all of you who have expressed interest in the Out of Excuses event itself. We recognize that the demand is currently far in excess of what the retreat facility can accommodate. We don’t have anything to announce on that front, be we are up to our elbows in the investigation of possible alternatives.
Venue options notwithstanding, we’ll definitely be holding seminars and retreats in the future.”
For more about the award-winning Writing Excuses and their forthcoming Out Of Excuses workshop please visit http://www.writingexcuses.com/.