Burnaway’s signature annual writing intensive, the Art Writing Incubator (AWrI), returns for its eighth cycle in Summer 2020. In four virtual sessions taking place in June and July, leading critics and culture writers from around the country will give half-hour live-streamed lectures on topics including cultural criticism and long-form feature writing. These lectures will be available for free to the public.
Selected participants who complete the application below will join these writers and critics for an online, hour-long private discussion following each public lecture. Participants will also receive one-on-one tutoring from Burnaway’s editors through video conferencing over the course of the program.
Beginning with an introductory session led by Burnaway’s editors on June 27 and break for the Fourth of July weekend, the program will take place over three Saturdays from July 11 through July 25.
Each participant will receive a workbook from Burnaway with related readings, writing exercises, and assignments before the program begins.
Instead of being charged a fixed tuition rate, participants are invited to pay what they can along a sliding scale from $50 to $200.
The deadline for applications has been extended through Friday, June 5.
Applications are due by 11:59 pm EST on June 5. For any questions about the program, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featuring sessions with
Editors of Burnaway — June 27
Logan Lockner, editor; Jasmine Amussen, assistant editor; Kristina Kay Robinson, New Orleans editor-at-large; and Ade Omotosho, Miami editor-at-large
Lindsay Preston Zappas — July 11
Lindsay Preston Zappas is an L.A.-based artist, writer, and the founder and editor-in-chief of Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles (Carla). She is the host of The Carla Podcast and an arts correspondent for KCRW, where she does regular on-air segments and produces a weekly newsletter called Art Insider. She received her MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2013. She has contributed to texts to FlashArt, ArtReview, SFAQ, Artsy, Art21, and others. Recent solo exhibitions include the Buffalo Institute for Contemporary Art (Buffalo, NY), Ochi Projects (Los Angeles), and City Limits (Oakland).
Christina Lee — July 18
Christina Lee is a music journalist. Her work has appeared in publications including the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta magazine, Billboard, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Red Bull Music Academy, Rolling Stone, and others. She co-hosts two podcasts: Bottom of the Map by WABE and PRX, where she and Dr. Regina N. Bradley turn up and theorize how hip-hop reflects the contemporary American South; and Sum’n to Say, with Jason “Jah” Lee and Yoh Phillips, discussing notable events in Southern hip-hop and R&B.
Matthew Shaer — July 25
Matthew Shaer is a writer-at-large for the New York Times Magazine and an Emerson Collective Fellow at New America. His reporting appears regularly in outlets such as the Atlantic, Harper’s, and GQ. He lives in Decatur with his family.