November 01, 2003 Brown University's International Writers Project seeks nominations and applications for a one-year fellowship with residency in Providence, Rhode Island, beginning July 2004. The deadline is February 1, 2004.
The Fellowship, supported by a grant from the William H. Donner Foundation, is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers—fiction writers, playwrights, poets—who are persecuted in their home countries or are actively prevented from pursuing free expression in their literary art.
The Fellow will be a member of a supportive community that includes faculty members and graduate students in Brown's Creative Writing Program and the Watson Institute for International Studies, co-sponsors of the Project. The fellowship will be accompanied by a series of lectures, readings, and other events that will highlight the national artistic and political culture of the writer and address the global issues of human rights and free expression; it will include a stipend, relocation funds, and health benefits, and Brown will aid the writer in the visa and relocation process and provide administrative support, office space, and equipment.
To apply, send a letter, providing publishing history and explaining need, together with a resum? to the International Writers Project, Watson Institute for International Studies, Box 1970, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Supporting letters from others would be helpful. The deadline is February 1, 2004.