Writer’s Residency in Burkina Faso 2019/2020
Goethe Institut

Writer’s Residency in Burkina Faso 2019/2020

Iran 07 Jul 2019

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OPPORTUNITY DETAILS

Nonprofit organization
Area
Host Country
Deadline
07 Jul 2019
Study level
Opportunity type
Eligible Countries
This opportunity is destined for all countries
Eligible Region
All Regions

Are you a writer in Africa looking for a chance to hone your writing skills? The Goethe-Institut/ Bureau de liaison Ouagadougou is setting up a writer’s residency for young African writers (less than 40 years) in 2019/20 in Burkina Faso.

This residency program aims to give a platform for free expression:

– to writers who project the vision of (another) future in their writings;
– to writers who have restrictions of expression in their country of origin;
– to activist writers who express themselves in relation to social and/ or political transformations and challenges in their countries.

Application and document to provide:

– Letter of motivation specifying your author’s career, your personal situation, your expectations and the reasons for your application for the residency;
– Description of your project to develop during the residency;
– Curriculum Vitae;
– Full biography (max. 500 words);
– PDF or links of texts already published.

The selection process for the residency writers will be conducted by an external jury of three professional authors (Names to be confirmed).

For more information and to apply, please visit this website.

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