Disquiet: The International Literary Program

Posted 12.18.12

Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The fifth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books, was held from June 28 through July 10 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference offered workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft talks, and literary walks. The faculty included poets David Caplan and Terri Witek; and fiction writers Arthur Flowers, Noy Holland, and Rachel Kushner. Participating editors and publishers included Jordan Bass of McSweeney’s Publishing and Catherine Tice of the New York Review of Books. Tuition was $1,950; lodging and meals were not included. The Dzanc Books annual literary contest, valued at $5,000, included full tuition, airfare, and lodging, and was given to one poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer. Writers submitted up to three poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $15 entry fee by February 1. Four full scholarships were also available for North American writers of Luso descent. Writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or prose and a personal statement by February 15. There was no application fee. For general conference applications, writers submitted up to 10 pages of poetry or prose and a refundable $150 tuition deposit. Financial aid was available. Admission was made on a rolling basis. E-mail or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

Disquiet: The International Literary Program, Dzanc Books, 610 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002.