Items Tagged With residencies

Detroit's New "Writers Residency"

by Jonathan Vatner

News and Trends

Posted 8.20.14

September/October 2014

As part of a plan to revitalize Detroit’s literary community, the nonprofit Write a House will begin awarding writers with refurbished houses in the Motor City this fall.

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Write A House Program Accepting Applications, Book Vending Machines, and More

by Staff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 5.27.14

Ways to make Barnes & Noble turn a larger profit; American classics removed from British schools; new fiction by veterans; and other news.

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Scribd and Smashwords Form Partnership, Writing Residency for Life in Detroit, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.19.13

E-book companies Scribd and Smashwords have inked a global partnership agreement; a new program based in Detroit—Write A House—is offering a writing residency that never ends; Dave Eggers discusses living in America in the wake of the NSA spying revelations; and other news.

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Amazon’s Drones, Best Books to Give as Gifts, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 12.2.13

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos revealed a delivery system in the works called Prime Air, in which drones deliver goods; Kat Stoeffel speaks with poet and Antarctic artist-in-residence Jynne Dilling Martin; Jason Diamond rounds up the best books this year to give as gifts; and other news.

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Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia

Posted 2.4.10

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Riga,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
12/15/2014

The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia offers a monthlong summer residency to a poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer at the Hotel Bergs in Riga, Latvia. The resident is provided with lodging and a $1,000 stipend. Using the online submission system, submit up to 10 pages of poetry or 20 pages of prose, a curriculum vitae including a list of published work, and contact information for two references with a $23 application fee by December 15. E-mail or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia, 510 East Brandeis Avenue, Louisville, KY 40205. Adam Day and Aleks Karlsons, Coordinators.

Bard Fiction Prize

Bard Fiction Prize
A prize of $30,000 and a one-semester appointment as writer-in-residence at Bard College is given annually to a U.S. fiction writer under the age of 40. The recipient must give at least one public lecture and meet informally with students but is not expected to teach traditional courses. Submit three copies of a published book of fiction, a cover letter, and a curriculum vitae by July 15. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for complete guidelines.

Brown Foundation Fellows Residency Program

Posted 9.21.10

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Ménerbes,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
10/15/2014

The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston offers residencies of one to three months from March 1 through June 30 to midcareer poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Dora Maar House in Ménerbes, France. Residents are provided with travel expenses, lodging, work space, a stipend of $50 a day, and must participate in one community event during the residency. Using the online application system, submit two work samples of up to 20 pages each, a curriculum vitae, a project description, a proposal for a community event, and two letters of recommendation (sent directly to the program by the references) with a $10 application fee by October 15. Visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

The Brown Foundation Fellows Program, Dora Maar House, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, P.O. Box 6826, Houston, TX 77265. (713) 639-7345.

Richard J. Margolis Award

Richard J. Margolis Award
A prize of $5,000 and a monthlong residency at the Blue Mountain Center, an artists colony in Blue Mountain Lake, New York, is given annually to a writer of nonfiction (including creative nonfiction with the exception of memoir) whose work recalls that of Richard J. Margolis, a journalist, essayist, and poet who wrote about those whose voices are seldom heard. Submit three copies of at least two writing samples totaling no more than 30 pages, a biography, and a project description by July 1. There is no entry fee. Send an SASE or visit the website for complete guidelines.