The Brown International Writers Project for Creative Writers Persecuted in their Home Countries (USA)

The Brown International Writers Project is currently seeking nominations and applications for its one-year fellowship with residency. The Fellowship is designed to provide sanctuary and support for established creative writers – fiction writers, playwrights, and 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 Department of Literary Arts and the Watson Institute for International Studies, co-sponsors of the Project. The fellowship will include a stipend, relocation funds, and health benefits. Brown will aid the writer in the visa and relocation process and provide administrative support, equipment and office space on the Brown campus in Providence, Rhode Island.

Decisions will be made based on contribution to the field, extent of personal danger, quality of creative submission, and the degree to which the fellowship matches the candidate's capabilities and needs.

Writers may apply for themselves or be nominated by a third party. The third party may be an individual, an organisation, or an institution.

Deadline: 1 March 2020

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