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The Paris Writer’s Residency: Call for Applicants

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19 March - 18 April 2019

From October 1, applications are invited for The Paris Writer's Residency, sponsored jointly by The American University in Paris, the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Irish Arts Centre) and the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture.

The appointment is non-stipendiary but accommodation is provided at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in the heart of the Latin Quarter (5è arrondissement). In addition there is an expenses allowance of 1,500€ to cover travel and subsistence costs.

There are three main obligations:

  • a day of interaction with undergraduate Creative Writing students at AUP;
  • a reading and workshop with Masters students at PSAC;
  • and a joint public event at the Centre Culturel Irlandais.

The writer appointed to this position may be a practitioner in poetry, prose or another genre. We are interested in someone who offers interdisciplinary possibilities and who would relish the opportunity to engage with students.

Applications should me made using the electronic form on this page. Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application explaining in no more than 250 words why Paris is an appropriate location for their residency and how they would plan to work with the students. You should also attach a CV and a short sample of your current work, not exceeding 3,000 words.

Applications close on 1 October 2018 and the successful candidate will be notified by early December 2018.