Opportunity: Writer in Residence at Southampton Libraries, ArtfulScribe

ArtfulScribe and Southampton Libraries are recruiting for a Writer in Residence to work with libraries, staff and visitors in 2017/18 as part of the SO:Write project. It’s envisaged the successful candidate will deliver workshops that interact with current library initiatives, such as Summer Reading Challenge and be willing to creatively engage with libraries to produce new work reflective of the residency.

As well as being a talented writer, the Writer in Residence will be a confident speaker and advocate for the pleasures of reading and writing.

An honorarium of £5000 accompanies the position, based on a commitment of one day per week over a twelve-month period. A publication of the residency’s written output is also included.

This is an excellent portfolio opportunity for a writer to raise their public profile and gain valuable experience working in an environment that supports a diverse community.

Applicants are requested to submit a C.V. of relevant experience along with a statement of approx. 200 words detailing what they can bring to and gain from the experience. For further information and to apply, please email matt@artfulscribe.co.uk

Deadline for applications: 24th March 2017 at 5pm.

SO:Write is a 2 year literature development project based in Southampton, supported by Arts Council England and led by ArtfulScribe in partnership with Apples and Snakes, John Hansard Gallery, Mayflower Theatre, Nuffield Southampton Theatres, Southampton Festivals, Southampton Cultural Development Trust and Southampton Libraries.

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