Fellowships and Residencies!
Fellowship/Writing: Visting Fellow: International Writers Project. The Brown International Writers Project is currently seeking nominations and applications for its one-year fellowship with residency. The Fellowship is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers-fiction writers, playwrights, and poets who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing free expression in their literary art. The Fellow will be a member of a supportive community that includes faculty members and graduate students in Brown's Department of Literary Arts and the Watson Institute for International Studies, co-sponsors of the Project. The fellowship will be accompanied by a series of lectures, readings and other events that highlight the national artistic and political culture of the writer and address the global issues of human rights and free expression. It will include a stipend, relocation funds, and health benefits. Brown will aid the writer in the visa and relocation process and provide administrative support, equipment and office space on the Brown campus in Providence, Rhode Island. To apply or to nominate a candidate, send a letter, providing publishing history and explaining need, together with a resume, and if available, a writing sample (preferably in English) of creative work by the candidate to Literary Arts, Box 1923, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, or by e-mail to email@example.com. Supporting letters from others would be helpful. The application/nomination deadline for the next Fellowship is February 15, 2012.
The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts in Nebraska City, NE offers 2- to 8-week residencies year-round for writers, visual artists, and music composers. Housing, studio space, $100/week stipend are provided. Approximately 50 residencies are awarded per year. Two deadlines each year, March 1 for the following July through December; or September 1 for the following January through June. $35 application fee. See website for complete information, guidelines and the online application portal: www.KHNCenterfortheArts.org. The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, 801 3rd Corso, Nebraska City, Nebraska 68410. 402-874-9600, info(at)KHNCenterfortheArts.org (replace (at) with @ in sending email).
Writers in The Heartland is now taking applications for its 2012 season. Writers in the Heartland is a writing colony for creative writers in all genres. The colony is located in Gilman, Illinois, approximately 90 miles south of Chicago. It is located on a beautiful 32-acre wooded site with lakes and walking paths. A limited number of one-week residencies are available for August 31 - September 7 and October 7 - 12. All lodging and food is included. Writers must reside in the Midwest region or have some Midwest connection. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2012, to be considered. Decisions will be announced on or around July 1st. All submissions are peer reviewed by three person panel. For further information about applying to Writers in the Heartland, see our website www.writersintheheartland.org or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
English: Two Year Fellowship (English and Creative Writing; fiction and/or Poetry). Augustana invites applications for a two-year Fellowship in English and Creative Writing (fiction and/or poetry), beginning with the 2012-2013 academic year. A Ph.D. or M.F.A and dedication to teaching in our first year general education program are required, as is participation in creative writing extracurricular activities. The department seeks candidates with dynamic teaching skills who are able to incorporate active learning pedagogies into their teaching and value the college's commitment to the liberal arts. Priority will be given to those candidates with broad teaching skills, who are comfortable teaching composition, literature and creative writing. Questions may be directed to the co-chairs of the department, Joseph McDowell at JosephMcdowell(at)augustana.edu or Kelly Daniels at KellyDaniels(at)augustana.edu. We will interview at the AWP Conference in Chicago. Position is contingent on funding. You must provide the following information: cover letter (detailed, indicating fit for the position and the college) curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts (copies are fine), evidence of teaching effectiveness, statement if teaching philosophy, three current letters of recommendation. All application materials should be submitted to: Search #111-12 CW-English / C/O Dr. Pareena Lawrence, Dean of the College / Augustana College / 639 – 38th Street / Rock Island, IL 61201. Review of applications will begin February 1, 2012.