ASAP Creative Writing Class Application
ASAP partners with local writing instructors and literary organizations to offer free, beginner-level creative writing courses for veterans, service members, military families, and caregivers. The classes cover a combination of memoir and fiction, and sessions typically consist of direct instruction, group workshopping, and writing exercises. All courses culminate with an intimate public reading for family, friends, and the local community. Upon graduating, alumni will have the opportunity to enroll in further classes with our partners at The Muse Writer's Center and The Writer's Center of Bethesda.

To be considered as a participant in ASAP's creative writing classes, please fill out this survey to the best of your ability. Due to the high volume of applications that ASAP receives, we are not able to grant admission to all applicants the first time they apply. Please use this application to tell us about yourself and your interest in the creative writing course. This is your opportunity to demonstrate why you want to be involved in this program. Learning about your interests, passion, and background will help us put together a class with an array of perspectives and backgrounds.

Finally, please note that we are implementing an ongoing Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) system throughout 2019. In order to participate in the class, all participants must complete a brief pre- and post-class assessment that measures the effects of ASAP's programming on skill-development and well-being. Your participation in our internal monitoring efforts will help us continuously learn from and improve our programs. If you have any questions about our M&E system, please do not hesitate to contact us at hello@asapasap.org. Thank you for your interest!

What is your full name? *
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At what phone number can you best be reached? *
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What is your preferred method of communication? *
Where do you reside (city/state)? *
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With which gender do you identify? *
How would you describe yourself? *
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What is your age? *
Please note that individuals under the age of 18 are not eligible to enroll in ASAP classes at this time.
When did you serve in the military? *
Please check the boxes for all of the eras/wars in which you served.
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For which branch did you serve, or do you currently serve? *
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If you are not a veteran or service member, how are you related to a veteran or service member? *
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Are you a combat veteran? *
Combat veteran defined as serving in a combat zone in a military capacity.
Do you have any physical or mental health related challenges of which you would like us to be aware/could affect your participation in this class? If so, please explain.
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For which semester(s) of Creative Writing would you like your application to be considered? Please select all semesters for which you are available. *
Please note that all Creative Writing classes in DC and Hampton Roads are scheduled for Saturday afternoons.
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In general, what are you hoping to accomplish through the creative writing program? What skills are you hoping to develop? *
Please do not exceed 250 words in your response.
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In one or two paragraphs, please tell us why you are interested in participating in this creative writing program? *
Please do not exceed 250 words in your response.
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How would you describe your skill-level as a creative writer? *
Have you participated in creative writing classes or workshops in the last two to three years? If so, how many? *
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Do you have any past experience in any other areas of the arts? If so, please explain; if not, no worries!
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How did you learn of this creative writing program? Please explain with as much detail and as specifically as possible. *
Options include, but are not limited to: ASAP's social media, an organization referral, a personal referral, the VA, a military base, etc.
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If accepted into the program, would you be willing to participate in ASAP's Monitoring & Evaluation system? This includes pre- and post-class surveys and an annual alumni survey. *
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