Gladstone’s Library, Flintshire, is now open to submissions for their 2020 Writers in Residence and Politics in Residence programmes, from which a selection of the best contemporary writers will be chosen to reside at Gladstone’s Library to focus on their current projects.
The winning writers each receive a month’s residency at the library during which time they will blog about their stay, run a creative writing workshop and host an ‘Evening With’ event. They’ll each receive full board and lodging, travel expenses, and an honorarium of £100 per week.
Past recipients of the award include Polly Atkin (Basic Nest Architecture), Rowan Hisayo Buchannan (Harmless Like You), Amy Liptrot (The Outrun), Jessie Burton (The Miniaturist), Melissa Harrison (All Among the Barley), Sarah Perry (The Essex Serpent), and Ian Parks (Citizens).
Even if this isn’t for you, check out the website for details of courses and how to stay the night at the library, founded by William Gladstone, who wanted to make his collection accessible to the public.