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Call for applications for 2012 Iowa International Writing Program

1 Feb 2012

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Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from New Zealand fiction and non-fiction writers, poets and playwrights to take part in the renowned University of Iowa International Writing Program in the United States.

The result of a 20-year partnership between Creative New Zealand and the university,  the three-month residency is an opportunity for writers to participate in a programme which has hosted more than 1400 writers from a 140 countries since its inception in 1967.

Emerging or established writers, with a publishing track record, will have time to work on an approved project and take part in literary activities, field trips and excursions with other writers from all over the world.

New Zealand’s 2010 recipient writer David Hill described the programme as a “writer’s paradise”.   “For three months I was able to write in a state of financial security, intellectual stimulation and professional collegiality.”

The residency includes travel costs, accommodation, a stipend and is supported by Creative New Zealand.  It will run from late August to mid-November, 2012 and the recipient will be expected to have completed, or substantially completed, a body of writing.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9 March 2012.  To find out more about how to apply please go to our website [link http://www.creativenz.govt.nz/en/getting-funded/find-funding-opportunities/international-writing-program-university-of-iowa-u-s-a/general-info] or check out the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program online [http://iwp.uiowa.edu/index.html]Creative New Zealand is calling for applications from New Zealand fiction and non-fiction writers, poets and playwrights to take part in the renowned University of Iowa International Writing Program in the United States.

The result of a 20-year partnership between Creative New Zealand and the university,  the three-month residency is an opportunity for writers to participate in a programme which has hosted more than 1400 writers from a 140 countries since its inception in 1967.

Emerging or established writers, with a publishing track record, will have time to work on an approved project and take part in literary activities, field trips and excursions with other writers from all over the world.

New Zealand’s 2010 recipient writer David Hill described the programme as a “writer’s paradise”.   “For three months I was able to write in a state of financial security, intellectual stimulation and professional collegiality.”

The residency includes travel costs, accommodation, a stipend and is supported by Creative New Zealand.  It will run from late August to mid-November, 2012 and the recipient will be expected to have completed, or substantially completed, a body of writing.

The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 9 March 2012.  To find out more about how to apply please go to our website or check out the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program online