We have some exciting news to share: Our summer 2017 program has been fully sponsored by VanderMeer Creative, a project of editor Ann VanderMeer and author Jeff VanderMeer.

With this extremely generous gift, we are taking the opportunity to start recruitment earlier, further develop workshops that continue to respond to the needs of our participants, and come up with more exciting projects that blend learning in science, tech, art, and writing. We know that empowering young women is more important today than ever.

In these uncertain times, we find comfort in knowing that Ann and Jeff’s generosity has enabled us to get a valuable jump on planning for this summer and future summers. Join the support. Help the Octavia Project make a lasting impact not only this summer, but for summers to come.

Along with sponsorship of our 2017 summer program, VanderMeer Creative is offering an all-expenses-paid scholarship, including air travel, for one 2017 Octavia Project participant to attend the summer writing intensive Shared Worlds, at Wofford College in South Carolina, in 2018.

Read more about the VanderMeer Creative sponsorship and Shared Worlds scholarship in our press release. We are thrilled to have the support of such an incredible organization.

Octavia Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Octavia Project must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.