The deadline has passed for this Florence Writer-in-Residence.

We are pleased to say that the Irish Writers Centre is continuing to develop its links with Italy and we are delighted to announce a one-week residency with St Mark's English Church in Florence this autumn from 1–8 October. 

While the successful applicant must cover their own transport and living expenses, they will have the chance to reside in a beautiful apartment adjoining St Mark's English Church in the heart of Florence. During their stay they will be expected take part in a public reading, as well as meeting with the local writing community. 

If you are interested in applying, please send the following to Valerie Bistany, with St Mark's Florence Residency in the subject line:

  1. A cover letter including your personal details concisely outlining the project you would like to focus on during the residency
  2. An updated Curriculum Vitae (max. two A4 pages) including publications with ISBNs.
  3. Clearly labelled samples of recent work (up to three short samples of up to 300 words or between 4- 6 poems).
  4. Any relevant information on your proposed project such as written excerpts, photos, research information, etc.

Please collate all documents into one attachment, either Word or PDF.  

At present, this residency is open only to professional members of the Irish Writers Centre. To become a professional member, please see the Professional Member section of our website

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 1 June at 5pm.  If places are still available after this date, we will advertise the call publicly.

The successful applicants will be notified by Monday 4 July 2016.

 St Mark's Florence


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