The Creative Future Writers’ Award, New Writing South and Preston Park Recovery Centre are offering a unique development opportunity for a talented, emerging under-represented writer who is interested in working with vulnerable adults and/or in a social care setting.
This residency programme sits alongside Creative Future’s national Writers’ Award competition and workshop programme. The opportunity is made possible by the Garrick Charitable Trust and Arts Council England.

There is an honorarium  of £2,000 total with £100 in travel expenses is available to and from the residency site if needed. The date and location is negotiable with Preston Park Recovery Centre and the Writer In Residence; ideally between April and October 2019


Wednesday 27 February 2019, 12pm
Interviews You will be notified if selected for an interview by Wednesday 13 March
Interviews will take place Thursday 21 March (TBC)



They are looking for a talented under-represented writer working in poetry or fiction, interested in working in non-traditional spaces, and with vulnerable adults. They are particularly interested in working with an emerging/mid-career writer who would benefit from taking time to reflect on their own writing practice and the stories they are drawn to tell. Please note that this is an opportunity for a writer with some professional publications, not those at the very beginning of their careers. Creative Future defines under-represented as those who face barriers in mainstream culture/publishing opportunities, due to mental health issues, physical health/disability, sensory impairment, learning disabilities, neurodivergence, substance misuse, homelessness, survivors of abuse, carers/care leavers, ex-offenders, and those from working class backgrounds, LGBTQ+ and BAMER backgrounds


Other benefits

  • Training on approaches to & ethics of working with vulnerable adults.
  • Bespoke professional advice and support from Creative Future
  • Support to submit a Developing Your Creative Practice application to Arts Council England for your time to write, if appropriate, via New Writing South
  • Dedicated writing time at NWS Writers’ Place (subject to availability).
  • The opportunity to publish work online via the CFWA website, with up to 5K visitors a month.
  • The opportunity to publish work in the annual CFWA anthology.
  • VIP invitation to the CFWA showcase in October at the Southbank Centre, as part of the London Literature Festival (TBC)

For more information, full guidelines and to apply please go to https://literary.creativefuture.org.uk/apply-writer-in-residence/

Published on:
19 Feb 2019


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