Expat Sat: M Literary Residency Program Invites Applications

Welcome to Expat Sat, the culturally kooky, map nonspecific, sometimes bewildering, always fascinating intersection of expat life and writing. And where every Saturday, I offer tips for writing and publishing to expat writers around the globe.


Today I want to share an amazing opportunity for writers with an interest in China and/or India…a 3-month literary residency in one of those two countries that includes transportation to and from the country, an apartment, and a stipend.

Crazy good opportunity for writers, huh?

Told ya so.

From the Residency page at the “M on the Bund” website:

“The M Literary Residency Program has been established to disseminate a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today and to foster deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links across individuals and communities. Applicants are invited to apply for three-month residencies in India or China.”

Applications for the 2012-13 Residency are now being accepted.

The application deadline is Friday, July 1, 2011.

Decisions will be announced October 31, 2011.

To find out more (and to download program guidelines and an application form), please visit M’s Residency.

So if qualify, scooch your patootie over to the site and apply. Come on…time’s a’wasting.

 

3 Responses to Expat Sat: M Literary Residency Program Invites Applications

  1. Wow. Amazing! I couldn’t quite tell from the guidelines whether the writer needs to be working on something that has some connection to India or China (where the location would be good for research, for example).

    I think being in a totally new environment is *always* beneficial for my writing, whether I’m writing about that place or not. Shakes me up! I’m interested if it’s open to anyone! Thanks for the info!

    • Sion — I checked with the organizers of the residency & here’s what they said:

      “We need to see how the project will specifically benefit from being in China/India – viz the stated goals of the residency, which are ‘to disseminate a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today.'”

      Hope that helps.