The creative writing fellows will work closely with Professor Jennifer Brice (English/Creative Writing) and Michelle Puetz, Colgate Arts Coordinator, to plan and organize two major literary events: 1) a 3-day virtual Colgate Writers Conference ("The Porch Symposium") in June, and 2) the F'21 Living Writers series, which will bring 9-10 writers to campus over the course of the semester, and which will feature programming for Colgate alumni and parents. Specific tasks include researching books and authors; participating in podcasts and book discussions; writing website copy and social media posts; and acting as a liaison between visiting writers, conference participants, and Colgate faculty.
The successful applicants need not be English/Creative Writing majors but they should possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and they should be able to represent the programs, and the university, in social situations, such as Reunion Weekend. Some facility with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) is desirable but not necessary. Other valuable traits include flexibility, creativity, initiative, the ability to meet deadlines, the capacity to process constructive feedback, and a willingness to work independently as well as in small groups.
Number of Student Researchers
Applications open on 01/03/2021 and close on 03/22/2021