Program Details


What to Expect

Each day Workshop Fellows will receive instruction from faculty and staff, listen to lectures from industry professionals, and work individually with advisors and collaboratively with their cohort on a real-world project.


Sunday, June 24 – Friday, July 27, 2018*

* Fellows who register for the workshop commit to completing a series of preliminary exercises throughout the month of June before arriving.


The program is open to graduating seniors, those who have already graduated (alumni of any college or university), current graduate students, or people with significant relevant experience. (Those who need a visa to enter the US should apply for a B-1 visa.)


Applications are considered on a rolling basis until April 30, 2018. Students will be informed as soon as a decision is made, but no later than one month after applying.

To be considered for a scholarship, your application must be in by March 31, 2018.

Workshop Costs


Tuition for the Workshop is $4500 and covers all instruction, field trips, and group activities. This cost does not cover room, board, or any personal expenses incurred by participants.

A non-refundable deposit of $1500 is required to secure your spot when you register for the program. The remainder, including the cost of tuition and, if applicable, housing and/or meals, is due no later than May 1, 2018. (Fellows accepted late in the process will have two weeks to pay in full.)

* All costs for housing, meals, and parking quoted below represent 2017 costs. Fees are subject to change and will be updated accordingly.


The Workshop offers housing on the USC campus from June 25 – July 29 for a cost of $2565 for single occupancy (one person per room) and $2215 for double occupancy (two people per room).

All housing includes air-conditioned one- and two-bedroom apartments with kitchens; in the two-bedrooms, the bathroom has a separate toilet, shower, and sink room for maximum utility and privacy.

Floor plan and descriptions are available at:

A linen packet (pillow case, top and bottom bed sheets, two [2] bath towels and facecloth) is provided along with pillow and blanket.

Please indicate on your application whether or not you would like to reserve housing and whether you prefer single or double occupancy.

Payment for housing is due upon registration for the program and is non-refundable.


The Workshop offers a meal plan through USC. All meals are served buffet style in a food court.

Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner plan: $1076

Lunch & Dinner plan: $858

Transportation / Parking:

Parking passes are available at USC for $12.00/day (Summer 2017 rates; subject to change without notice); weekly and monthly passes are also available. The program staff will provide information for all registered participants about parking and other transportation options in the orientation materials that students receive before the beginning of the program.

The Metro Expo and Silver lines stop at USC, as well as numerous bus lines.


We are dedicated to increasing accessibility for people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, and so offer many reduced tuition scholarships and a number of full fellowships — making the program affordable for more participants and enabling us to work with colleges, universities, and other institutions to shape rich and diverse cohorts.

Each year the Los Angeles Review of Books will enroll free of charge two USC students or alumni, to be distinguished as LARB-USC Scholarship Fellows. Those interested in this scholarship, please indicate so on the application.

Check with your institution to see if it supports publishing scholarships.


For more information or questions about the program, email us at: