Announcing the Northeast Library's Writer-In-Residence Program

A Six-Week Writing Residency For Children and Teens

Messy Desk  (Photo by Graham Holliday/Flickr)The Northeast Library is proud to announce its inaugural Writer-In-Residence program for children and teens, to take place from August 26 to September 30.  One Young Writer-In-Residence (ages 10-12) and one Young Adult Writer-In-Residence (ages 13-19) will be selected from an open submission period to participate in the six-week program at Northeast Library, culminating in a public performance of their work, a cash stipend, and publication in the Northeast Library Writer’s Anthology.

Residency Description, 8/26/2014-9/30/2014 The Writer-In-Residence (WIR) at Northeast will:

  • Spend 1 hour (Young WIR) or 1.5 hours (Young Adult WIR) at the library engaging in work related to his or her final reading performance and published portfolio.
  • With help from staff, participate in 2 (Young WIR) or 3 (Young Adult WIR) blog posts on the Northeast Library’s website informing readers of progress/inspiration/discoveries made while the writer-in-residence.
  • Give a public reading at the end of the residency featuring work produced during their time at the library.
  • Submit a final portfolio of at least 5 pages (Young WIR) or 10 pages (Young Adult WIR) of work produced during their residency to be published in the Northeast Library Writer’s Anthology.

Benefits   The Northeast Library will provide:

  • Writing-studio space
  • Writing prompts and/or editing/inspiration/creative support as desired
  • The space and organization for the writer’s end-of-residency reading and accompanying promotion
  • Publication in the Northeast Library Writer’s Anthology
  • $25 stipend (Young WIR) or $50 stipend (Young Adult WIR)

 
Applications will be accepted from July 1 to August 1.

Please visit the Adult or Children’s info desk at Northeast Library for applications.

For more information, please contact torin.jensen@dc.gov.