The Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora, Accra, Ghana Deadline: 30 November 2021
The Library Of Africa and The African Diaspora (LOATAD) is pleased to announce a new residency programme for writers who are citizens of any one of 16 West African countries (see list of countries below).
Writers are invited to apply to be in residence at LOATAD in Accra, Ghana, for a period of one month between March 2022 and July 2022.
The residency offers committed writers working on a longform project uninterrupted time and space to focus on their work in a supportive environment with other writers from across the region. Writers will stay in self-contained rooms with all meals provided.
The cost to attend the residency is free, however, travel to and from Ghana is the resident’s own expense.
This programme is generously supported by the ACP-EU Culture Programme West Africa.
Length of Residency: One Month / 4 weeks
Location: LOATAD, Greater Accra, Ghana
Open to: Writers of all genres, Literary Translators
Residency Dates: March 2022 – July 2022
Deadline to Apply: 30 November, 2021
This call is open to writers of all genres at all stages of their writing careers including:
Childrens and YA writers
Poets and Performance Poets
Or any local language
Must be a citizen of one of the following countries:
Must be aged 21 or over
Must commit to the full duration of the residency
Complete the application form at https://bit.ly/wawresidency and upload the following documents in one single PDF document by 30 November, 2021:
Letter of motivation (one page)
Description of the writing project you intend to work on while in residence including proposed outputs over the four weeks (one page)
Writing sample of no more than 1500 words in English or with an English translation
Name and contact information of two referees
Name your PDF submission using the following convention: Surname_First Name_Country_Genre
By applying to the residency, you accept the WAW Residency Terms and Conditions.