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Writer in Residence: The National Trust Brimham Rocks, Word Up North
Deadline: Fri 24 May 2024
The National Trust in partnership with Word Up North is seeking a Writer-in-Residence for Brimham Rocks, near Pateley Bridge in North Yorkshire. The site's mysterious and awe-inspiring rock formations are a magnet for geologists, naturalists, climbers, walkers and young families.

The National Trust want to make Brimham Rocks feel more relevant to people and their everyday lives: A place of reflection and inspiration, where visitors can connect with themselves and with nature as well as a place where they come to climb, hike and play.

The writer will research and develop original work inspired by Brimham Rocks' natural environment and its people; create and run workshops for aspiring nature writers; and work with local primary school children to help them create their own written responses to site. The residency will take place over 5 months from June - October 2024 and will culminate in a public event to share the work created through the programme.
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Eligibility:
We welcome applications from writers working in poetry, fiction and/or creative non-fiction. This opportunity is for writers based within Yorkshire and the Humber region. We encourage applications from writers from backgrounds that are under-represented in the cultural and publishing sectors, and paid nature writing opportunities in particular.

The residency will take place from June - October 2024 and the fee will be £3,000 or 15 days at £200 per day. There is an additional budget to cover the Writer in Residence's travel, accommodation and subsidence costs, as required to enable the delivery of the role.

Find out more here.

Deadline: 11.59pm on Friday 24 May 2024

Additional Information:
Location:
Yorkshire
Region(s):
Yorkshire

Contact Information:
Organisation:
Word Up North
Contact Name:
Becky Wholley
Contact Email:
programme@wordupnorth.org.uk
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