Photographs from the 2016 Intensive


SATURDAY, June 17 

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM



Kundiman is excited to offer its second annual Creative Nonfiction Intensive. The Intensive will create a space of generative writing and contemplation for Asian American writers seeking innovative approaches to the craft of essay, cultural criticism, and memoir. The Creative Nonfiction Intensive will be limited to 14 participants and will be held at Fordham University's Lincoln Center Campus.



Nicole Chung, an editor at Catapult and the former managing editor of The Toast, has written for The New York Times, the Times Magazine, Hazlitt, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Morning News, and other publications. She is working on a memoir about transracial adoption.






Tentative SchedulE


To apply, please submit a brief cover letter and writing sample via Submittable. Applications are due May 15. Notification will be given by May 22, by email.

This Creative Nonfiction Intensive is open to writers who identify as Asian American.

Questions? Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide feedback to applicants on their submissions. 

9:00–10:00: Introductions and Opening Circle
10:00–11:00: Spark Exercise, Generative Writing Time
11:00–11:15 Break
11:15–12:00: Craft Discussion
12:00–1:00: Lunch (Provided)
1:00–2:30: Workshop (Breakout Groups)
2:30–3:00: Publishing and Professionalization Talk
3:00–3:15: Break
3:15–4:15: Salon
4:15–5:00: Closing Circle

Logistics for Accepted Participants


The non-refundable tuition fee is $150 and includes lunch.

Pay Tuition Fee


Entrance to Fordham University

McMahon Hall Lounge                                                                 
155 West 60th Street                                                             
New York, NY  10023

Inform the Security Desk that you are there to attend the Kundiman Creative Nonfiction Intensive and proceed to the Lounge on the right. Please make sure to arrive promptly at 9:00 am on the day of the Intensive.