DISQUIET International Literary Program

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Lisbon, Portugal
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The 2022 DISQUIET International Literary Program, sponsored by Dzanc Books and Centro Nacional de Cultura, was held from June 26 to July 8 in Lisbon, Portugal. The conference featured workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as lectures, craft talks, and literary walks. The faculty included poets Shayla Lawson, Ben Lerner, and Terri Witek; fiction writers Gabriel Bump, Danielle Evans, Tayari Jones, and Joy Williams; nonfiction writer T Kira Mahealani Madden; and editors from the Common and Granta. General applications were suspended for 2022 and will resume in fall 2023; however, the annual DISQUIET Prize, which awarded full tuition (a $1,950 value), airfare, and lodging to attend the conference, proceeded as usual in 2022 and was given to one poet, fiction writer, or creative nonfiction writer. Writers submitted up to six poems totaling no more than 10 pages or up to 25 pages of prose with a $15 entry fee by January 24. Visit the website for more information.

Accessibility accommodations included reserved seating at events and text copies of talks with advance request.

Contact Information

Disquiet International Literary Program, Dzanc Books, 610 South Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002.