Category: Residencies

  • Opportunities for writers and poets for March 2024.

    Opportunities for writers and poets for March 2024.

    In our continuing series, we share opportunities for those who wish to submit work be it poetry, prose, or other related arts in March 2024. These callouts are divided into education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies), opportunity hubs, journals, and prizes. If you have any callouts, please share. Education (MFAs, Fellowships, residencies). Opportunity hubs Literary magazines/journals/anthologies/manuscript Publishers…

  • Residents at Abidjan’s 1949Books Writing Residency get to work

    Residents at Abidjan’s 1949Books Writing Residency get to work

    The recipients of the 1949Books’ new writing residency are currently at work in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. 1949Books is a feminist library that unearths and amplifies the contributions of African and black women to inspire present and future generations. It was founded by Edwige-Renée Dro in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire in 2020. It is named “1949” because…

  • LOATAD West African Writers Residency 2023 recipients announced.

    LOATAD West African Writers Residency 2023 recipients announced.

    The recipients of the Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) West African Writers Residency 2023 were announced in Accra, Ghana on Friday, September 8, 2023. The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) is a private library, archive, writing residency, and museum dedicated to the work of African and Diaspora writers from…

  • Six writers for Scotland, West Africa Residencies

    Six writers for Scotland, West Africa Residencies

    Lagos International Poetry Festival and Moniack Mhor, Scotland’s Creative Writing Centre, have announced the 2023 recipients of its Cross-Cultural Residency Programme, Here and Now. The Lagos International Poetry Festival has brought poets, writers, and artists from across the world to Lagos for a week of performances, workshops, and conversations since 2015. Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre,…

  • Meet the African Writers for the Iowa Writing Program 2022.

    Meet the African Writers for the Iowa Writing Program 2022.

    Khadija Abdalla Bajaber, Yasser Abdel Hafez, TJ Benson, Abdelaziz Errachidi, and Tariro Ndoro are the African writers to taking part in the Iowa International Writing Program 2022. The University of Iowa International Writing Program prides itself as being the oldest and largest multinational writing residency in the world. Started in 1967, it is designed for…

  • Maryam Kazeem wins Huza Press/Goethe Institut Kigali Writing Residency

    Maryam Kazeem wins Huza Press/Goethe Institut Kigali Writing Residency

    Maryam Kazeem was announced the winner of the Huza Press/Goethe Institut Kigali Writing Residency today, July 9, 2021. In 2020, Huza Press and the Goethe-Institut Kigali announced a new four-week writers’ residency to support writers as they complete or make significant advances with a work-in-progress novel manuscript. The residency envisioned literature as a space for…

  • Huza Press/Goethe Institut Kigali Writing Residency shortlist announced.

    Huza Press/Goethe Institut Kigali Writing Residency shortlist announced.

    The shortlist for the Huza Press/Goethe Institut Kigali Writing Residency has been announce today June 28, 2021. Huza Press and the Goethe-Institut Kigali recently announced a new four-week writers’ residency to support writers as they complete or make significant advances with a work-in-progress novel manuscript. With this initiative, they stated that they were passionate about…

  • Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is DAAD Berlin Artist-in-Resident 2021.

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is DAAD Berlin Artist-in-Resident 2021.

    Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor is one of the artists in the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Resident program 2021 announced on November 25, 2019. The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program awards internationally highly regarded fellowships. Since 1963, over 1000 outstanding international visual artists, authors, filmmakers, composers, and sound artists have been invited to live and work in Berlin. As part of…

  • Naledi Mashishi, Relebone Myambo for Blackbird Books/Casa Lorde Residency 2019.

    Naledi Mashishi, Relebone Myambo for Blackbird Books/Casa Lorde Residency 2019.

    Naledi Mashishi and Relebone Myambo were announced as the new residents of the Blackbird Books/Casa Lorde Residency 2019 on September 16, 2019. Blackbird Books headed by Thabiso Mahlape, provides a publishing home to both new voices and the existing generation of black writers. Since they were set up in 2015, they have published, among others,…

  • Meet the African writers for the Iowa International Writing Program 2019.

    Meet the African writers for the Iowa International Writing Program 2019.

    Batsirai Chigama, Shadreck Chikoti, Soukaina Habiballah, Tade Ipadeola, Amira-Géhanne Khalfallah, Samuel Menghesteab, Martha Mukaiwa, and Yamkela Tywakadi are the African writers to take part in the Iowa International Writing Program 2019. The University of Iowa International Writing Program prides itself as being the oldest and largest multinational writing residency in the world. Started in 1967,…

  • Niq Mhlongo is DAAD Berlin Artist-in-Resident 2020.

    Niq Mhlongo is DAAD Berlin Artist-in-Resident 2020.

    Niq Mhlongo is one of the artists in the DAAD Berlin Artists-in-Resident program 2020 announced on September 6, 2019. The DAAD Artists-in-Berlin Program awards internationally highly regarded fellowships. Since 1963, over 1000 outstanding international visual artists, authors, filmmakers, composers, and sound artists have been invited to live and work in Berlin. As part of its…

  • Kelechi Njoku gets nod for Senegal’s Black Rock Residency.

    Kelechi Njoku gets nod for Senegal’s Black Rock Residency.

    Kelechi Njoku was announced as one of the residents of the Kehinde Wiley founded Black Rock Residency in Dakar, Senegal on July 22, 2019. Kehinde Wiley is a United States portrait painter who is known for his highly naturalistic paintings of black people. His most famous work is a portrait of President Barack Obama sitting…

  • Blackbird Books new residency seeks young black womxn writers.

    Blackbird Books new residency seeks young black womxn writers.

    Blackbird Books are seeking out young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers for a new writer’s residency in Pretoria, South Africa. Blackbird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, headed by Thabiso Mahlape, provides a platform and a publishing home to both new voices and the existing generation of black writers. Since they…

  • Residencies: Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala.

    Residencies: Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala.

    Efe Paul Azino, Heran Abate, and Joseph Kaifala are off to residencies in different parts of the world. Residencies are an important part of the writer or poet experience as they get to stay in one place and work on their craft without the usual worries. This is because at many of the better residencies,…

  • Bandele, Eltahawy, Saro-Wiwa, Msimang are Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018.

    Bandele, Eltahawy, Saro-Wiwa, Msimang are Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018.

    Biyi Bandele, Mona Eltahawy, Noo Saro-Wiwa, and Sisonke Msimang are the Bellagio Residency Scholars 2018. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene setting conducive to focused, goal-oriented work, and the unparalleled opportunity to establish new connections with fellow residents from a wide array of backgrounds,…