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Callout for ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival Writing Residency in India

17 October 17 words: Emily Thursfield

Ayup, creatives of Notts. If you’re a whizz with words or aspire to be the next big thing in the writing world, you might be interested in this special opportunity...

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, New Art Exchange and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature are offering one of you lot the chance to create work at the next ZEE Jaipur festival, taking place Friday 19 - Tuesday 23 January 2018, with a special residency programme.

This project aims to support a greater diversity of voices, offering local writers the chance to create links with international ones, and it could see you winning a five-day residency at the festival in India. ZEE Jaipur is the world’s largest free event of its kind, and you would be in the company of some of the greatest minds, humanitarians, business leaders and entertainers in the world.

All you have to do is write something brilliant under the theme of “Looking back, moving forwards”.

You can respond to this theme as widely as you like, as long as creative writing is at the heart of your practice. The judges are especially excited to see entries that provide an imaginative and proactive response to the theme, so feel free to be as creative as you possibly can. Applications are open to all local artists from culturally diverse backgrounds, over the age of 25, who’ve lived, studied or worked in Nottingham for a minimum of two years.

In 2018, ZEE Jaipur will be marking seventy years of Indian independence and it has been synchronised with Britain’s original Mela festival in Nottingham. Now’s the chance to make a mark on history and exchange ideas with contemporary literature leaders who’re at the forefront of wordy talent.

The deadline for applications is midnight on Sunday 12 November, and all details on how to apply can be found on the Nottingham City of Literature website.  

Nottingham City of Literature website

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