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ROOSTERGNN Global News Network (RGNN) offers residencies of at least ten days to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers year-round in Madrid, Spain, and during the summer in Havana and Trinidad, Cuba. Residents in Spain will be provided with lodging in private apartments in central Madrid; residents in Cuba will be provided with lodging with a Cuban host family. The cost to attend the residency is €950 to €1,200. Need-based scholarships of €100 are available. Submit a writing sample of any length, a project proposal, and a résumé or curriculum vitae.
ROOSTERGNN Artist Residency, Calle Juan Bravo 58-60 Madrid, Spain.
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Poets & Writers has launched a second round of Project Grants for BIPOC Writers to support writers in our United States of Writing cities of Detroit, Houston, and New Orleans.
Recently Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops program staff members and I held an informational session to help writers from all cities get to know the organization and navigate the process of applying for a project grant. I was pleased to see many New Orleans writers and familiar faces in attendance.
Grants range from $250 to $750 and can be used to pay for costs related to coordinating online literary events in the genres of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction. In addition, projects must take place between April 19 and June 30.
To be eligible, applicants must:
- identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color;
- be a resident of Detroit, Houston, or New Orleans, including the surrounding metro areas of each city;
- be a published writer of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction, or have performance credits as a spoken word artist.
The response to our first grant applications was well-received in all three cities, and we’re so pleased to be able to offer this second round. For New Orleans, the project grants come at a perfect time when many of our literary festivals and National Poetry Month events are going virtual.NOLA@pw.org or on Twitter, @NOLApworg.
“Working in a tactile creative form refreshed my approach to making changes in my writing.” —Gina Nutt, author of Night Rooms