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Visible Communities Writer's Residencies, National Centre for Writing
Deadline: Mon 9 Nov 2020
Are you underrepresented in your field of translation? Do you translate from a diaspora or heritage language? The National Centre for Writing is offering a range of paid virtual and physical residencies at Dragon Hall in Norwich, as part of our Visible Communities programme, which aims diversify access routes to literary translation and expand the range of literature published in translation. November 2020 deadlines.

Visible Communities: Residencies in the cottage at Dragon Hall
We are offering three one-week residencies to UK-based Black and Brown translators working from any language into English, as part of the Visible Communities programme, with support from the Francis W Reckitt Arts Trust.

The residency will offer:
A week of time to translate
A zoom meeting with a mentor – Meena Kandasamy – who can give feedback on your work as well as professional development advice
An appearance on our Writing Life Podcast
The residencies will take place in the cottage at Dragon Hall, with appropriate COVID-19 measures in place. The National Centre for Writing will cover the cost of UK travel for the selected translators (with one companion from the translator’s support bubble if requested), a stipend of £250 for the week and a fee of £100 for taking part in the podcast.

The possible one-week residency periods are between 16th November and 11th December 2020, and between 18th January and 29th March 2021.

The deadline for applications is Monday 9th November 2020.

Visible Communities: Virtual translators in residence
We would like to appoint up to three virtual translators in residence for the Visible Communities programme from January 2021 onwards. Each residency will be for one day a week over a four-month period. We will pay a fee of £4,000 per residency.

This opportunity will be open to UK-based Black and Brown literary translators who translate from or have some knowledge of the diaspora and heritage language communities within the UK, and who are engaged in the politics and nuances of this line of work.

Their role will include:
facilitating a sector-facing roundtable discussion and a public-facing event with other translators of colour, acknowledging and exploring their different experiences, challenges and ideas;
commissions including a series of podcast interviews and a long-form essay for the NCW website;
translating into English one short story, essay or series of poems for the NCW website;
advising on the development of the Visible Communities programme, including ideas for new initiatives.

The possible residency periods are:
January to April 2021
May to August 2021
September to December 2021

The deadline for applications is Monday 16th November 2020.

Find out more about both residency opportunities here

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