Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Residency in Latvia

Got the travel bug, along with the writing bug? This is for you:

Applications for the 2011 Baltic Writers Residency, a funded month-long annual summer residency in Riga, Latvia for poets, playwrights, and writers of fiction working in English are now invited. Neither the writer nor their project need be connected with Latvia.

Both emerging and established writers are encouraged to apply. Recent finalists and winners range from those who have yet to conceive of their first manuscripts, to writers who have extensive publication records, and have been finalists for the National Book Award and numbered in the New Yorker’s “20 Under 40”.

Emma Jones, author of one volume of verse, The Striped World (Faber & Faber, 2009), winner of the Forward Poetry Prize, is this year’s resident, and we strongly encourage other young and emerging writers to apply. Previous winners include Salvatore Scibona and Amity Gaige.

The deadline is December 15th, and we are accepting applications now. Details about the residency, about Riga, and about the application process can be found on the website:

Send your work to:
The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia
PO Box 17184
Louisville, KY 40217
For more info: balticresidency AT


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