Time away from the workaday world for Scottish writers….
The Scottish Book Trust want Scotland-based novelists, poets, children’s writers, dramatists and screen writers to apply for the Robert Louis Stephenson fellowship. It provides residencies for four fellows for one month each, in a self-catering studio apartment at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing. Travel and accommodation are paid for, and there is a grant of £300 per week to cover living expenses. The residencies will take place in June, July, August and November 2015.
Grez-sur-Loing is situated at the edge of the Forest of Fontainebleau, France, and was chosen because of its connections with Robert Louis Stevenson who first visited in 1875. It was there, at the Hôtel Chevillon, that he met his future wife Fanny Osbourne. Stevenson found both the place, and its well established community of writers and artists, highly attractive and he returned to Grez-sur-Loing for three successive summers.
The residencies are designed to allow writers to spend time on their work without the distractions of everyday life. Perfect…
For more information visit the Scottish Book Trust The closing date for 2015 applications is Tuesday 10 February 2015.
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