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  • AllisonJ
    Update: The application deadline for the John E. Nance Writer-In-Residence Program has been extended to May 1, 2012. Go to:
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 5, 2012
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      Update: The application deadline for the John E. Nance Writer-In-Residence Program has been extended to May 1, 2012.

      Go to:
      http://www.thurberhouse.org/john-e.-nance-adult-writer-in-residence.html

      to download application form

      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.

      Guidelines:
      -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.
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