Summer Literary Seminar

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It's me Nia, your favorite nomadic artist writer friend back with great news! As some of you may know I've been working on my first manuscript for a while now. I began working on it at the VONA Writing Workshop July 2017, an experience which changed my life and wouldn't have been possible without your support. Since then I've taken on a full time job and it's been hard to manage a creative life and work 9-5. 

Luckily, I've been offered a fellowship to the Summer Literary Seminar which will be taking place in Tbilisi, Georgia in July of this year. This two week long writing seminar will give me the space to write in a way I haven't been able to in a long time.  I will get the opportunity to workshop my fiction writing with Ru Freeman, author of "A Disobedient Girl" and take classes on the art of personal narrative writing with Kevin Sessum , the former Executive Editor of Interview Magazine. 

38620320_1555695286768696_r.jpegTbilisi, Georgia by TIrakli Shavgulidze for The New York Times

Even with my fellowship my tuition amounts to about 1500 not including travel, accommodation and food. Travel to Europe in the summer is expensive, I may very well spend 1000 dollars in transportation alone. My airbnb is estimated to be around 250 for the two weeks and I will still need to feed myself while abroad. 

Will you please help me experience this international writing seminar?

Anything you give will be greatly appreciated! 

Reward Levels

$10   - heartfelt email expressing my gratitude.

$15  - a postcard featuring my photography work. 
38620320_1555694951313522_r.jpegLove in Blue. 2016. Nia Hampton

$25 - Email + Postcard 

$50 or more - as of yet taken 8x10 photo from Tbilisi, Georgia and the pdf of an original story written and workshopped at the seminar. 

Please click this link  to receive your perk. 

Anything you can give me towards this trip will be greatly appreciated!

I will be blogging about my experience on my website 

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Thank you to everyone who has donated. Two thirds of my goal has been met. Flights are booked, and tuition is paid. At this point the rest of the money raised will help me eat and get around while abroad and pay the remainder of my Airbnb deposit. I will be writing a blog post about what this writing sabbatical- detail- very soon on my blog, . <3
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Officially at the halfway mark and I'm happy to say that tuition has been paid and a portions of the flights I will be taking are paid for. That being said, I still need funds for transportation, accommodations and food while I'm there, so please continue to spread the word about this campaign. I will leave it up throughout the duration of my trip. Thank you everyone!
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WOW! One third has been reached. Thank you to everyone whose supported so far. This will be up throughout my trip to Europe so we still have time!
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We just reached 500 dollars!
Thank you to everyone whose shared, donated and/or planning to! <3
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