Black Writers Collective

The Art of Storytelling Black Writers Collective Sponsorship Program

Win a sponsorship from Black Writers Collective equal to 50% off your course fee for The Art of Storytelling, a university-level course that will teach techniques for characterization, plotting, voice, imagery, sensory details, and editing and revision to enhance your storytelling skills.


Black Writers Collective is offering members a shot at a sponsorship award to help offset registration fees for the Art of Storytelling course offered by Professor Renee Daniel Flagler. If you are not a member, you can join now and be immediately eligible to enter. If you are a member and you are interested in being considered for a sponsorship for this course, submit an application.

Applicants will be notified of the award during the Q&A info session on April 10th at 2 pm EST and by email after the session. Applicant will then have forty-eight (48) hours to register for the class or forfeit the award, at which time the second runner-up will be awarded the sponsorship.


The sponsorship award is 50% of the price of the course. The applicant is responsible for the remaining 50%. Payment plans are available.

Application Deadline

Monday, April 5, 2021, 5 pm CST

Cost of Course

Art of Storytelling Course Fee: $297; cost with sponsorship: $148.50

Cost to Enter Sponsorship Contest

Free – $0.00

How to Apply

Submit an application for sponsorship via the button below. Sponsorship open to members of Black Writers Collective only. Craft a compelling character sketch for a key character in the novel you will write in this course. Submissions will then be posted for voters to choose the winning character sketch and the winner of the sponsorship.

Want to register for the course without applying for a sponsorship? Sign up now for the waiting list to register. Registration opens Saturday, April 10.

Be sure to join our free info/Q&A session that Saturday afternoon at 2 PM EST to meet Prof. Flagler and learn more about the course. Click the button below to register for the free info session.

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