Important Announcement for WiR 2021 Applicants (updated 8th September 2020):
We are very sorry to say that our Writer in Residence programme is being suspended until next year. This means that there will be no residences in 2021 other than those postponed from 2020.
We know this is sad news for many of you. Here at Gladstone’s, we know that valuable writing time is more precious than ever and we have tried our best to keep the programme alive in 2020. However, time and finances are against us. Our building will not be open until Spring 2021 at the earliest, and we have to accommodate those writers whose 2019 residencies have been pushed back. Like many arts, heritage, and hospitality institutions across the world we have had to make hard decisions to preserve the Library’s future, and this includes delaying the residency programme.
We have emailed every email address in our applicant database with information on our next steps and what you can do. If you think you should have heard from us, but haven't, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with 'Writer in Residence 2021' in the subject line.