Writers wanted for Artsedge Residency Project

Posted by on February 27, 2011

We are now accepting applications for the ARTSEDGE RESIDENCY PROJECT, a joint venture of the Kelly Writers House and Penn’s Facilities and Real Estate Services: http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/involved/awards/artsedge/. DEADLINE: April 29, 2011.

The ARTSEDGE PROJECT offers a one year residency for an emerging writer. The residency includes a subsidized apartment at 40th and Chestnut, (writer pays less than half the rent), studio/writing space in the AIR Space artistic nexus, and close affiliation with Penn’s writing communities.

During the course of the residency, the ArtsEdge writer will be encouraged to develop at least one project at the Writers House. Past residents have produced staged readings (http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/0109.php#22), organized panel discussions (http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/0310.php#25), performed readings at Writers House (http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/1110.php#2), and coordinated other projects  (http://writing.upenn.edu/wh/calendar/1009.php#15).

Qualified applicants (with graduate degrees or appropriate experience) may also be considered to teach a writing course at Penn in the spring semester, depending on the funding year. Please note: teaching is not a guaranteed part of the residency.

TO APPLY, please submit materials below to residencyproject@writing.upenn.edu:

(1) letter of interest, (2) CV or resume, (3) writing sample (maximum 30 pages), (4) personal contact information (phone & email), and (5) contact information for three professional references.


And please help us out by forwarding this announcement far and wide!

ADDRESS ALL QUESTIONS to: residencyproject@writing.upenn.edu.

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