Disquiet: The International Literary Program

Posted 12.18.12

Event Date: 
June 29, 2014
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions
Financial Aid Application Deadline: 
February 15, 2014

The fourth annual Disquiet: The International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books, will be held from June 29 through July 11 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft talks, and literary walks. The faculty includes poets Sally Ashton, Erica Dawson, David Lehman and Terri Witek; fiction writers Alissa Nutting, Padgett Powell, Miriam Toews, and Katherine Vaz; and nonfiction writer Josip Novakovich. This year's guest writer is fiction writer Denis Johnson. Tuition is $1,950; lodging and meals are not included. The Dzanc Books International Literature Award, valued at $5,000, includes full tuition, airfare, and lodging, and will be given to one writer in any genre. The top finalist in each genre will also be published. The poetry finalist will be published in the Collagist, the fiction finalist in Guernica, and the nonfiction finalist in Ninthletter.com. Submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose with a $15 entry fee by February 15. 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 15. 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.