The Critical Writing program commissions emerging writers to pursue the underlying themes and ideas that inform individual Session projects, initiating meaningful exchanges between artists and writers and facilitating the mutual production of new work. Fellows are given editorial support and a $750 honorarium. Editorial support for Critical Writing provided by Kemi Adeyemi, Well Read.

If you’d like to be considered for the fellowship, please combine the following into a single PDF and send to

  • Your top 2-3 choices for Session artists you want to work with and a few sentences per artist explaining why
  • A brief explanation of your interest in the Critical Writing program
  • A resume/CV
  • A writing sample

Your application will be shared with the artists you name. We accept unsolicited and nominated applications on a rolling basis. Note, Session artists choose their desired Critical Writing fellow about two months before the start of their Sessions.

Upcoming Session artists are listed below:

September – October 2019
Maryam Monalisa Gharavi: Life of Mohammad

November – December 2019
Christopher Udemezue: Duppy

January – February 2020
Tiffany Jaeyeon Shin: Microbial Speculation of Our Gut Feelings

February – April 2020
Naima Green: Pur·suit

May – June 2020
Kiyan Williams: The House of Shakur

June – August 2020
Marcela Torres: Agentic Mode


For more information on each upcoming Session, click here.



Recently Published Critical Writing: