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Virtual Writer Residencies at the Manchester Festival of Libraries 2022

Manchester UNESCO City of Literature and Manchester Literature Festival are offering two virtual writer residencies to take place this June during the Festival of Libraries.

During the three-week residency, writers will be hosted by either Chetham’s Library or the International Anthony Burgess Foundation with the opportunity to explore their online collections and archives, meet staff to find out more about Manchester’s literary heritage and collections, and enjoy virtual tours of the host venues and the city.

During the residency, writers will be encouraged to share their experience of the city with Manchester’s literary community via social media, to take part in other meetings and talks including sharing their work and their influences, and to produce a new piece of writing responding to Manchester or links between the city and their own UNESCO City of Literature.

There is a fee of £1,500 for each residency. The residencies form part of the city’s international strategy and are open to published writers with strong links to a UNESCO City of Literature outside the UK.

Deadline: 13th May 2021

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