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Here and Now - International Writers' Residency, Moniack Mhor
Deadline: Fri 12 Aug 2022
Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, and LIPFest, the Lagos International Poetry Festival, are inviting applications to Here and Now – A Collaborative Residency and Production Programme.

Six mid-career/established writers from Scotland and West Africa will be given the space and resources to create new work during two exciting cross-cultural residencies in the Scottish Highlands and in Ghana. Writers will also take part in a supporting digital programme of connection, which will expand the scope of the residencies. and facilitate the production of an anthology of Scottish and West African literature.

The writers will spend one month at Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre, and one month at LOATAD, the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora. During these residencies, participants will connect with local communities and build new audiences. Prior to and between the residencies, these six writers will connect and collaborate online, working towards the production of a digital pamphlet of work around the theme of Here and Now. This cross-genre work will be launched at a hybrid live/online performance event at LIPFest, the Lagos International Poetry Festival.

This residency will include:
- Stipend of £2000 for each writer (£1000 per residency), plus travel, food costs, and accommodation;
- A digital platform and programme to share and collaborate with participating writers;
- Transport to locations of interest in the Scottish Highlands and in Accra;
- Transport to Lagos International Poetry Festival, accommodation and subsistence costs;
- Time and space to develop work and expand creative practice;
- Development of a digital anthology of work.

Participation in an event programme, including:
- Delivery of workshops/readings within local communities in the Scottish Highlands, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, and in Accra;
- A final performance event and launch of digital anthology at LIPFest, Lagos International Poetry Festival.

For further information, please visit our website

The deadline is Friday 12 August 2022 at 17:00.

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Moniack Mhor
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Kirsteen Bell
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