Do you know our next Writer in Residence?

Do you know our next Writer in Residence?

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Our final two Writers in Residence of 2016 year were Amy Liptrot (The Outrun) and Susan Barker (The Incarnations) who stayed with us in throughout March and April respectively.

Both Amy and Susan (and Rebecca Farmer and Natasha Pulley before them this year), were recipients of the Gladstone’s Library Writer in Residence scheme. Now into its sixth year, this prestigious programme has also been awarded to authors including Wendy Cope, Sarah Perry, Jessie Burton and Salley Vickers. 

So what do recipients of the award receive? 

Each Writer in Residence appointed wins a one month residency at the Library to write, read and work on your current project. You will also blog about your stay, run a creative writing workshop and host an ‘Evening With’ event. Each Writer in Residence receives full board and lodging, travel expenses and a small honorarium.

So it’s probably a pretty tricky application process then?


All we need is a one-page CV or biography, a copy of your latest book which must have been published in the last three years, a short 250 word statement on (re)defining ‘liberal values’ and a description of the writing you plan to do while at the Library.

It’s as simple as that. 

Submissions should be sent to Gladstone’s Library, Church Lane, Hawarden, Flintshire CH5 3DF, and should be marked ‘Writer in Residence 2017’.  

The submission period for our Writers in Residence 2017 programme closes on 1st June 2016. For full details of how to enter, please click here.

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