125 Want to know how to fulfill your writing and traveling dreams (& receive full or partial funding)? Grab a notebook because this episode with travel memoirist Faith Adiele is FULL of helpful info and resources. In addition to chatting about Faith's memoir, her travel column, her 20+ residencies, and her fascinating experiences as Thailand's first Black Buddhist nun, we discuss:
-How to find writing residency opportunities
-The amazing places you can visit while on residency
-How to make your application stand out
-Why you don't need publication credentials in order to be chosen
-How to ask for the funding and opportunities you want
FAITH ADIELE is author of the memoirs Meeting Faith, an account of flunking out of Harvard and ordaining as Thailand’s first Black Buddhist nun that won the PEN Open Book Award, and the humorous The Nigerian Nordic Girl’s Guide to Lady Problems. She has attended 20+ artists’ residencies around the globe and writes a syndicated travel column that appears in Detour: Best Stories in Black Travel and the Miami Herald. Named one of Marie Claire magazine’s “Five Women to Learn From,” Faith speaks and teaches workshops in memoir and travel writing at Esalen, Open Center NYC, InsightLA, VONA/Voices and elsewhere.
Award-winning author Nadine Kenney Johnstone is a holistic writing coach who helps women develop and publish their stories. Her articles and interviews have appeared in Cosmo, Authority, MindBodyGreen, HERE, Urban Wellness, Natural Awakenings, and more. Nadine is the podcast host of Heart of the Story, where she shares stories from the heart as well as interviews with today’s most impactful female creatives. Pulling from her vast experience as a writing, meditation, and yoga nidra instructor, Nadine leads women’s workshops and retreats online and around the U.S.
In the past 2 years alone, Nadine has helped writers in her community develop and publish 12 books and more that 200+ pieces in places like The New York Times, Vogue, the Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Longreads, and more.
Learn more about Nadine's Writer Workout community here.
Learn more about her Women's journaling and meditation retreat at Omega Institute, Aug 20-25.