Amy Ferris Fellowship To Champion Women Writers
Applications are being taken for the Amy Ferris Fellowship for the popular Cape Cod Story Summit this summer or fall. To apply, go to the Story Summit Website and fill out an application. You must also include a 1500 word writing sample. Applications must be in by July 6, 2020.
The $2000 Fellowship is applicable the Cape Cod Story Summit that begins on Sunday, October 11 and ends on Saturday, October 17. The winner of the Amy Ferris Fellowship will be announced on July 15, 2020. To view the detailed itinerary go here.
“I want all women to use their voices — to be loud and audacious; to be heard, to be recognized — their words seen, read, talked about, words that come alive in the world so others can grab hold of those words,” says Amy Ferris in announcing her Fellowship. “I am a huge fan of women telling their stories. Women writers, changing the proverbial game, through our words, our writing, our voices. Our stories matter. Our stories save lives, and change hearts and yes, Goddess yes, shake and rattle and move the universe.”
In 2018 , Amy was honored by Women’s eNews as one of its 21 Leaders for the 21st Century for her activism, her passion and her commitment to women’s voices.
Amy is an author, editor, playwright, and screenwriter. Her memoir, Marrying George Clooney, was adapted into an off-Broadway play in 2012 and ran at CAP21 Theater in NYC. She wrote two feature films, Funny Valentines (Julie Dash, Director) and Mr. Wonderful (Anthony Minghella, Director). Amy has contributed to numerous anthologies, edited one anthology, and co-edited another. She serves on the Board of Directors at Peters Valley School of Craft, on the Advisory Board of The Women’s Media Center, and on Faculty at Kauai Writers Conference. In 2015, she co-founded The Milford Readers & Writers Festival along with Sean Strub, Robert Levine and Suzanne Braun Levine.