The Barbara Smith Writer-in-Residence Program is made possible thanks to the generosity of The George Gund Foundation.
The Barbara Smith Writer-in-Residence program provides a safe creative space for established poets and writers of prominence and emerging writers of promise to bring a current project to completion.
Twelve Literary Arts offers FOUR residency opportunities from 2019-2020 to poets, fiction writers, journalists, essayists, and playwrights of color. Two residents will be selected from Northeast Ohio and two will be selected from outside Northeast Ohio. Residents not from the United States are also encouraged to apply.
The residency period for NE Ohio poets and writers is 3 months.
The residency period for poets and writers visiting NE Ohio is 1 - 3 months.
Each resident will receive:
This writer-in-residence opportunity is for individuals who will have graduated from undergraduate or graduate school by the time the residency period begins.
Residents from abroad will need to pay for travel.
Applications/recommendations should include: