Friday, February 17, 2017

FREE Writer's Residencies and Fellowships

The dream of each writer: a peaceful period of uninterrupted time, dedicated only to create the next novel, a room of one’s own, with maybe some meals thrown in and some pocket money.  Or even just a quiet room. So, what about a writer's residency? It is not impossible to get one of these rent-free, beautiful places in tranquil surroundings, just fill out their applications - and with a bit luck, you might be the winner of such a lovely spot.  After all: One proposal in three is typically funded!

Can Serrat Residency 
A residency near Barcelona that is offering one writer a two-month residency including accommodation, workshop space, and food. The residency is open to all writers regardless of nationality or age. Applications: February 1 - March 1.

Hosking Houses Trust
Located in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Hosking Houses Trust residency program seeks to appoint women over the age of 40 who need time in which to start, continue or complete interesting or innovative work in English, dealing with any subject. Private accommodation is provided in Church Cottage and includes a bursary of up to £1000 per calendar month.

Jack Kerouac Writer in Residence Project
The Kerouac Project provides four residencies a year to writers living anywhere in the world. Each residency consists of approximately a three-month stay in Orlando, Florida, in the cottage where Jack Kerouac wrote his novel Dharma Bums. Utilities and a food stipend of US$800 are included. The Project also offers opportunities for residents to participate in readings, workshops and to interact with the central Florida writing community. Applications close on 12 March and results will be announced in May.

Hugo House
Seattle’s Hugo House aims to provide an inspiring and creative place where writers and readers of all levels share an appreciation for well-written words. Its writer-in-residence program offers private writing offices and a monthly stipend for a period of nine months. Applicants should have a specific artistic project they are working on during their residency (e.g., developing a manuscript for publication) and should have a special interest in helping writers become better writers and fostering an appreciation of the craft. Applications close March 31.

Associates of the Boston Public Library’s Children’s Writer in Residence Fellowship
Boston Public Library was established in 1848 and is the oldest large municipal library in the United States. The Library’s Children’s Writer in Residence Program provides an emerging children’s writer with the financial support and space needed to complete one literary work for children or young adults. The writer in residence receives a $20,000 stipend and a private office in the Central Library. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry and script projects are all eligible. Applicants cannot have published more than three books to date. Applications are expected to open in March.

Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony
The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony offers Summer Fellowships for fiction, nonfiction and poetry writers at the Ucross Foundation located on a 20,000-acre ranch in northeastern Wyoming. Eleven applicants will be chosen and receive full tuition and housing for the entire three-week period of their stay. Applications are expected to close in April.

Gladstone’s Library Writers in Residence
Built in 1902, Gladstone’s Library is the UK’s only residential library. The Library’s Writers in Residence program began in 2011. Four residencies are offered each year with each writer staying at the Library for a month. The Writers in Residence are asked to keep a blog about their stay, as well as running a creative writing workshop. Residents receive full room and board, reimbursement for travel expenses and a small stipend of £100 per week. Applications close on 31 May.

New York Public Library’s Cullman Center Fellowships
The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers is an international fellowship program open to people whose work will benefit from access to the New York Public Library’s collections housed at its main branch on Fifth Avenue. Novelists, playwrights, and poets are invited to apply, along with academics and independent researchers. Fellows can be from anywhere in the world. A stipend of up to $70,000 is granted to each fellow, along with an office, a computer and full access to the Library’s physical and electronic resources. Applications for 2017/18 fellowships will open in June.

Writers Omi at Ledig House
Since it was founded in 1992 it has hosted hundreds of authors and translators, representing more than fifty countries, including Gary Shteyngart, Kiran Desai and Colum McCann. Ledig House located in Ghent, New York, two and a half hours from New York City and guests may select a residency of one week to two months. Application information for 2018 will be published on 15 August.

More links to Writer’s Residencies in our upcoming book:
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or at this website, from which we showed random examples in today's article


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