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Granada Writers in Residence Programme is Accepting Applications

The Granada Writers in Residence Programme is accepting applications from emerging writers, residing in any country in whichever language they write.

Granada, a city in southern Spain’s Andalusia region, became a UNESCO City of Literature in December 2014. The city has a long history of being home to renowned poets, writers and intellectuals. Granada has a thriving publishing scene and is home to dozens of institutions, events, industries and venues connect with the literature and culture of the city.

The Granada Writers in Residence Programme was established by the Granada UNESCO City of Literature office and the University of Granada. It aims to forge bonds between writers from Granada and those from other cities and countries all over the world.

In 2019, two writers will be selected to spend one month in Granada, between 1 November and 1 December. The residency includes travel costs and accommodation including full board at the University of Granada’s Hall of Residency for Visitors (Corrala de Santiago).

Each of the selected writers will receive opportunities to participate in the city’s literary life, including involvement with workshops, teaching and networking opportunities with local writers.

To apply writers much provide a synopsis of the literary project that they would like to work on during their stay in Granada. While open to writers working in any language, to be considered for this opportunity writers much have an Intermediate to high level of language skills in English or Spanish.

For the purposes of this residency, “emerging writer” is defined as one who has published at least one book and no more than five (prose fiction, essays, poetry, etc.), excluding self-published works. The writers will be selected by a panel of experts chosen by the UNESCO City of Literature and the University of Granada. There is no application fee.

The deadline for applications is Friday 20 September 2019. For full details visit the Granada UNESCO City of Literature website.

For more opportunities, see our guide to Writers Residencies in 2019.