Announcing Our Summer Mentorship Program’s 2019 Mentors

The team behind the 2019 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program is thrilled to announce the mentor class for this summer’s upcoming program.

Now in its seventh year, the Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program is an entirely free and online program that pairs experienced writers with high school and secondary students (students in grades 9-12) interested in learning more about the creative writing processes of drafting, redrafting and editing. The 2019 program will cater to the literary genres of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.

We couldn’t be more excited to welcome the following team of experienced poets and prose readers as 2019 summer mentors:
Jenessa Abrams, Eloisa Amezcua, Kaitlyn Andrews-Rice, Noah Baldino, Gabrielle Bates, Conor Bracken, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Dorothy Chan, Lucas Church, Hannah Cohen, Emily Corwin, Caroline Crew, Kyle Dacuyan, Meg Day, Dana Diehl, Chelsea Dingman, William Evans, Scott Fenton, Megan Fernandes, Aricka Foreman, Kate Gaskin, Melissa Goodrich, Rebecca Hazelton, Ben Hoffman, Luther Hughes, Christina Im, Zach Linge, Anni Liu, Antonio Lopez, Angie Sijun Lou, Rachel Inez Marshall, Madison McCartha, LaTanya McQueen, Rachel Mennies, Aram Mrjoian, Kwame Opoku-Duku, Sebastian Paramo, Alycia Pirmohamed, Ben Purkert, Doug Ramspeck, Jayme Ringleb, Michelle Ross, Claire Schwartz, Jessica Lynn Suchon, Nina Sudhakar, Avia Tadmor, Alexandra Tanner, Courtney Faye Taylor, Gale Marie Thompson, J. A. Tyler, Rushi Vyas, Jane Wong, Jenny Xie, Jay G. Ying, and Jihyun Yun.

This year, the mentorship will be staffed by co-directors Carly Joy Miller and John Allen Taylor, engagement coordinator S. Brook Corfman, outreach coordinators Kris Faatz and Molly McGinnis, and program assistants Emily Tian and Polina Solovyeva.

To learn more about the mentors and the staff, check out our 2019 mentorship booklet or click on the image below.

The aim of the mentorship program is not formalized instruction, but rather an individualized, flexible, and often informal correspondence. Poetry mentorship students will share weekly work with mentors and peers, while prose mentorship students will share biweekly work with mentors and peers.

The 2019 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program will last from June 23rd until August 3rd. Applications for the 2019 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program will open on March 15th.

This year is a year of many firsts for the mentorship program — in particular, we’re proud to announce our inaugural Mentorship Partners Program, including such organizations as NaNoWriMo, GrubStreet, 826LA, The New York Times‘ The Learning Network, and more.

We are proud to stand alongside these and countless more organizations around the world that are working tirelessly to help the next generation of writers access and connect with the written word.

For more information about the 2019 Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program, please check out our 2019 mentorship booklet or the mentorship webpage. Still can’t find your answer? Drop us a line!

Peter LaBerge

Peter LaBerge founded The Adroit Journal in 2010, as a high school sophomore. His work appears in Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Pleiades, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of a 2020 Pushcart Prize.