Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2014: Call For Emerging Writers
Singapore, 27 November 2013 – Emerging writers from around the world are invited to apply for the prestigious Singapore Creative Writing Residency 2014 (SCWR), which is co-organised by The Arts House and the National University of Singapore University Scholars Programme (NUS USP).
The residency, which lasts for six months from August 2014 to January 2015, is one of the highlights in Singapore’s busy literary arts scene. The Resident will stay at Cinnamon College, the USP residential college at NUS, and is expected to complete or make substantial progress with a written work in English. The written work can be fiction or non-fiction, and may be in one of the following forms: prose, verse, stage play, radio play, or screenplay.
In addition, the Resident will mentor a maximum of six young writers from NUS and present six public programmes at The Arts House. The public programmes can include but are not limited to talks, workshops, performances, exhibitions, readings as well as a writer's clinic.
SCWR 2014 is open to emerging, published authors of any nationality. The selection of the Resident is based on the artistic achievement and potential of the applicant and the strength of his/her proposal for activities during the residency. Previous Residents include UK poets Jay Bernard and Jasmine Ann Cooray and Singapore writer Daniel Koh.
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###About the Singapore Creative Writing Residency
The Singapore Creative Writing Residency aims to promote creative writing in Singapore by providing time and opportunity for the Resident Writer to complete or make substantial progress with a written work in English, as well as stimulate new writing from among potential writers through mentorship and public programmes. Organised by The Arts House and the National University of Singapore University Scholars Programme (NUS USP), the residency lasts six months and is open to all emerging, published writers of any nationality. The Resident Writer will be required to take up residence at Cinnamon College, the USP residential college at NUS. For more information, please visit www.theartshouse.com.sg/Develop/CreativeWritingResidency or www.usp.nus.edu.sg/aboutusp/creative_writing.
About The Arts House at The Old Parliament Occupying the almost 200-year-old building that was Singapore's first Parliament House, The Arts House since its opening in 2004 has been offering its visitors a broad spectrum of lifestyle options, while at the same time playing an active role in the Singapore arts and creative scene. Since 2011, The Arts House has been focusing on the development of Literary Arts, while supporting and presenting programmes and festivals that aim to give a wide and multidisciplinary experience to our audiences. For more information, please visit www.theartshouse.com.sg.
About National University of Singapore University Scholars Programme
The University Scholars Programme (USP) is a multidisciplinary, partially residential, academic programme for NUS undergraduates. USP takes in 180 students each year, and offers the freedom to explore disciplines, a wide range of extracurricular and overseas opportunities, and a close community of talented and motivated students. The aim is to produce graduates with the intellectual rigour, initiative, and innovative spirit to make significant contributions to society. To this end, the USP provides an environment of enquiry, collaboration, and creative discovery, with unique modules designed to develop interdisciplinary thinking. Students learn to engage with ideas and situations, and to challenge themselves intellectually, socially and personally. For more information about USP, please visit www.usp.nus.edu.sg.