DISQUIET International Literary Program

Posted 12.18.12

Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The sixth annual DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Fundação Luso-Americana, will be held from July 3 to July 15 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference features workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft talks, and literary walks. The faculty includes poets Erica Dawson and Terri Witek, and fiction writers M. T. Anderson, Arthur Flowers, Denis Johnson, and Maaza Mengiste. Tuition is $1,950; lodging and meals are not included. The Dzanc Books annual literary contest, valued at $5,000, includes full tuition, airfare, and lodging, and will be given to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer. Submit up to six poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 20 pages of prose with a $15 entry fee by January 31. Four full scholarships are also available for North American writers of Luso descent. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or prose and a personal statement by February 8. There is no application fee. For general conference applications, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or prose and a refundable $150 tuition deposit. Financial aid is available. Admission is 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.