Send Nick to Tin House


My name is Nicholas Nichols . I'm a writer and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. I applied for the scholarship to attend the Tin House  Writers Summer workshop, but I didn't get the scholarship. However, they were still impressed with my manuscript and offered me a spot!!!! Here's where your help comes into play I need to fundraise a minimum $2,575 to attend the workshop. Here's a breakdown of expenses:

Downpayment: $500
Flight: $550
Tuition w/ Board: $1,400 [Due: July 1st]
Food: $125

To help introduce myself and further, I've compiled a few FAQ's

Who: I'm a writer and photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. I've received fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Watering Hole. I'm also a member of the National Book Critic Circle and Associate Curator of the Lineage of Mirrors column.

What: I'm working on a manuscript that focuses on the effect of Black trauma on the Black interior. The project is drawing inspiration from writers like Vievee Francis, Cyrus Cassells, Gregory Orr, Jericho Brown, Robert Hass, and more. For examples of my work look here .

Where: The retreat is at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.

When: July 7-14th

Why: I'm unable to attend university due to financial constraints, but I'm still working diligently at becoming a writer. Working as a bookseller, freelance writer, and photographer is taxing, but it's what I love to do. When I attend these spaces, I act as an advocate to democratize these spaces further and fight for marginalized voices.

Thank you so much for your time and care.


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