writer's residency (nonfiction): Thurber House
- Update: The application deadline for the John E. Nance Writer-In-Residence Program has been extended to May 1, 2012.
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Thurber House and Sally Crane are pleased to announce the John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program for Fall 2012.
For a printable fact sheet, submission details and guidelines, click here.
The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House is dedicated, by his wife, Sally Crane, to the memory of the late photojournalist and author who was a critically acclaimed Associated Press photographer and journalist. AP Bureau Chief in the Philippines, Nance wrote The Gentle Tasaday about a primitive tribe in the Philippines as well as Lobo of the Tasaday, a Horn Book Award Honor Book. Nance was a Thurber House writer-in-residence twice, in 1995 and 1998.
An annual residency of four weeks, the Writer-in-Residence program is designed to provide a writer with the gift of time to develop his/her work-in-progress. The residency is a two-bedroom apartment in the boyhood home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber.
Each year the residency will focus on a specific genre, the first for 2012 being nonfiction in honor of Nance's field.
-Applicants must be a U.S. citizen and over 18 years of age.
-Applicants must have a book published by a traditional publisher within the last three years or have a work under contract.
-Applicants must submit two copies of either the published work or the work in progress. Deadline for submissions: May 1, 2012. Please send all materials to Thurber House, John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program, 77 Jefferson Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215.
-The resident will be chosen by July 1, 2012. The residency will take place September-October 2012.
-The resident will receive a stipend of $4,000 and will be available for at least three community outreach opportunities, such as readings or speaking at writing classes held by Thurber House.