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Abeer's BOOKS
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Abeer Y. Hoque
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Olive Witch  - Memoir

The Long Way Home

- Photographs & Poems

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The Lovers & The Leavers

- Linked Stories

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Hoque Workshop

Workshop for :

Abeer Y. Hoque


Writing Grants will engage participants in the nuts and bolts of writing statements of purpose and applying for writing grants and residencies.


Are you confused, embarrassed, or terrified about writing an artist’s statement? Are you unsure about how to apply for artists’ residencies, grants, or fellowships? Then this workshop is for you! We will learn how to write compelling and clear statements of purpose, and create strong applications for grants, fellowships, and artists’ residencies.

Students will have the chance to brainstorm and create their own templates in class, get feedback on their personal statements, and feel confident in future forays in the wider literary world. We will also discuss tools for managing submissions as well as researching and accessing online writing resources.

Takeaways:  A solid statement of purpose that can be used as a template for future applications; comfort with researching and applying to a wide variety of grants and residencies.

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Photo Courtesy of Josh Steinbauer

Abeer Y. Hoque

Abeer Y. Hoque is a Nigerian-born Bangladeshi American writer and photographer.


Her books include a photography monograph, The Long Way Home (2013), a linked story collection, The Lovers and the Leavers (2015), and a memoir, Olive Witch (2017). She has won fellowships from Fulbright, NEA, and NYFA, and her work has been published in Guernica, the Rumpus, Elle, ZYZZYVA, and the Commonwealth Short Story Competition, among others.


Abeer has held two solo photography exhibitions. She has degrees from the Wharton School and the University of San Francisco.  


This is Abeer’s first Festival as a participating writer and she will be offering the Writing Workshop, “WRITING GRANTS”.

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