THREAD at Yale

Storytelling in modern media

June 5-8, 2016


THREAD at Yale seeks storytellers who work in print and other media, including video, audio, photography, and hybrid forms. Unlike some other journalists’ gatherings, there is no preference for “mid-career” applicants. We care about your enthusiasm. This program is limited to those ages 21 and up (though exceptions may be made for talented storytellers between the ages of 18 and 21). See what our 2015 alumni say about their experience at THREAD >>

DATES: June 5 - 8, 2016
TUITION: $1,995 includes program materials, housing and breakfast in a Yale residential college / $1,750 includes program materials but no housing or breakfast (full tuition payment is due by May 20)
DEADLINES: Applications will be reviewed April 1st. All applications received after April 1st will be reviewed as space becomes available. No applications will be considered beyond May 1st. If accepted, a $500 deposit will be due 2 weeks after your acceptance date, with your full balance payment due by May 20. A work sample will be due by May 13 as well. Please add to your safe senders list so you don’t miss our email updates. 

To apply, please submit a completed online application with:

  • A statement of up to 350 words detailing what you hope to experience at THREAD. In the document, please also include a link to at least one work that you are proud of, from any medium. If you have no published work online, you can submit your sample as a separate file with your application.
  • A résumé

If you are accepted, you will be asked to submit, by May 13, 2016, a completed work or a work in progress that can be circulated to the other members of your small-group workshop, to be discussed when you meet at THREAD.

A limited number of partial tuition scholarships are available. Please email us at for more information. We will select one applicant who seems most likely to benefit the most from and contribute the most to THREAD at Yale for a full tuition scholarship. 

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