The American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship 2019

The American Library in Paris is inviting applications for its 2019 fellowship program. The fellowships are open to all English-speakers, regardless of nationality.

The American Library in Paris is a private, non-profit English-language library located in the 7th arrondissement. It was founded in 1920 by the American Library Association using cases of books sent to U.S. soldiers serving in France during World War I. Among the first trustees of the Library was the expatriate American author Edith Wharton, and Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein were both early patrons.

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Learn about looking inward and outward in personal essays with a New York Times Bestselling Author

Roxane Gay’s writing garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity. Roxane is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times best-selling Bad Feminist, the nationally best-selling Difficult Women and the New York Times best-selling Hunger. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She has several books forthcoming and is also at work on television and film projects.

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Applications Now Open for the $15,000 Steinbeck Fellows Program
Applications are currently being accepted for the Steinbeck Fellows Program of San José State University. The program offers emerging writers of any age and background the opportunity to pursue a significant writing project while in residence at SJSU.

The emphasis of the program is on helping writers who have had some success, but not published extensively, and whose promising work would be aided by the financial support and sponsorship of the Martha Heasley Cox Center for Steinbeck Studies and the University’s creative writing program. While the program is named in honour of John Steinbeck, there does not need to be any direct connection between Steinbeck’s works and that of the applicant.

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Fine Arts Work Center Emerging Writer Fellowships

Former Fine Arts Work Center Fellows include Nick Flynn, Marie Howe, Major Jackson, Tyehimba Jess, Ada Limón, Ann Patchett, Jhumpa Lahiri and Jacqueline Woodson.

Applications are open for the Fine Arts Work Center’s unique seven-month residency for emerging writers in the crucial early stages of their careers.

The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts (USA),  is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to encouraging the growth and development of emerging writers and visual artists. The Work Center is internationally known for its seven-month residency program granting fellowships to emerging writers and artists, as well as its open enrollment Summer Workshop Program, an online writing program and a series of year-round cultural events and exhibitions.

Each year the Fine Arts Work Center provides seven-month Fellowships to ten emerging writers. Since the Center’s founding, more than 800 Fellowships have been awarded. Fellows have gone on to win virtually every major national award in their respective fields, including the Pulitzer, MacArthur, Whiting, Pollock-Krasner, Tiffany, Prix de Rome, Guggenheim, NEA, and National Book Award.

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Writing and the Natural World

Iowa’s acclaimed International Writing Program is offering a new free online course focusing on writing and the natural world.

The International Writing Program at the University of Iowa is a “unique conduit for the world’s literatures, connecting well-established writers from around the globe”,  Its principal program is its Fall Residency; since 1967 over fourteen hundred writers from more than 150 countries have participated.

In 2014 the International Writing Program offered its first MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). These courses, funded by the University of Iowa and the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, welcome all participants; no application is required and there is no charge for enrollment. In its first year alone, 15,789 readers and writers from around the world participated in these online courses.

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