Applications for the Fall 2017 Transom Story Workshop are now available. The residential Workshop will take place from September 19th – November 16th here in Woods Hole. Lead instructor Rob Rosenthal and teaching assistant, Leila Day will run the 9-week program for nine beginning producers. Special guests for the fall include Robert Smith from NPR’s Planet Money and This American Life’s Robyn Semien. Applications due June 2nd by midnight EST.
Story Workshop Scholarship
We are also pleased to offer the Story Workshop Scholarship. Our goal is to make the Story Workshop a realistic option for people who have been unable to attend due to cost. Thanks to This American Life, as well as sponsorship from MailChimp, a few individual major donors, and contributions from alumni and other supporters, we are now able to offer accepted applicants partial scholarships and up to one full scholarship if an applicant requires that level of support.
Scholarships will be offered based on financial need, with a focus on diverse voices, people of color, and those who have been historically underrepresented as makers of public media. Scholarship applicants are required to complete both a Workshop application and a Scholarship application. We strongly encourage submitting the Workshop application first. Both the Workshop and Scholarship applications have the same deadline. The Story Workshop admissions committee reviews the applications and only after applicants are accepted into the Workshop are scholarships awarded. For now, Scholarship funds are available only to people living in the U.S.
Scholarship applications are due June 2nd by midnight EST. We ask you to complete and submit your application to the Workshop before you submit your application for the Scholarship.
You can find general information about the Workshop here and your can visit our FAQ here. Applications and materials are due on June 2nd at 11:59 P.M. EST. If you have any questions along the way, you can reach us at info [at] transom [dot] org.