Write Like Us is seeking students with an interest in creative writing who identify as black, indigenous, or persons of color for 20 $500 mentee scholarships.The selected mentees will receive a $500 scholarship award to work with BIPOC Twin Cities authors in mentorships throughout the 2022-23 academic year.
Students looking to apply can do so at this application link.
Write Like Us is an equity-based creative writing program at five Twin Cities metro-area community colleges: Anoka-Ramsey Community College, Century College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Normandale Community College, and North Hennepin Community College. Write Like Us centers and celebrates the work of BIPOC writers and writing students, fostering literary mentorship and leadership as it builds a platform for shared stories, voices, and lived experiences.
The 2022-23 author mentors include Nicola Koh, Michael Kleber-Diggs and LM (Lisa Marie) Brimmer. Write Like Us will host author-mentors in residence during the 2022-2023 academic year. The residencies will feature local BIPOC author-mentors who will work throughout the year with BIPOC mentees-students at each of our campuses. Write Like Us hopes to increase BIPOC recruitment, retention, and representation in our Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) and creative writing certificate programs-programs with high rates of persistence, graduation, and transfer.