Mendocino Coast Writers Conference: Aid for Older Writers

The Mendocino Coast Writers Conference is an intimate conference with a small group of committed writers as faculty, and a drop-dead gorgeous setting on the Mendocino Coast.   A few days ago, self received word that they are offering financial aid for an older woman writer. Here’s an excerpt from the announcement:

Deadline for application is June 16, 2010

The Mendocino Coast Writers Conference has been invited to administer a memorial fund that offers financial aid for older women writers of limited means who wish to attend the conference. Awards will be made on the basis of merit and need. Typically, MCWC provides support to several applicants, but full fees for one woman could be given in exceptional circumstances.


Send a completed registration form and a letter explaining your financial need, along with a writing sample (up to 10 pages) and the names and phone numbers of two personal references.

If you are a woman 60 or older, please mention this in your letter.

Conference dates are July 29 – 31, 2010.

For more information, please go to the conference website.
You must be 60 or older to receive aid through this program. Limited financial aid is also available for applicants of all ages through our regular financial aid program.

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