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Backspace Writers Conference - New York, NY, US
"Backspace Writers Conference brings together best-selling authors, top literary agents, and editors for a two-day, two-track event featuring panel discussions, workshops, and socializing in the heart of the publishing world. Serious writers in all genres are invited to come meet the people who can make a difference in their writing career."
Sewanee Writers' Conference - Sewanee, TN, US
"Supported by the Walter E. Dakin Memorial Fund established through the estate of the late Tennessee Williams, the Conference will gather a distinguished faculty to provide instruction and criticism through workshops and craft lectures in fiction, poetry, and playwriting."
Maui Writers Conference - Maui, HI, US
"We strive each year to create an event that is both entertaining and inspirational, as well as an important learning resource for aspiring .and professional writers alike. Bringing together a long list of best-selling authors, award- winning journalists, top editors, agents, publishers, as well as the best in screenwriting and film, the Maui Writers Conference offers writers the opportunity to meet the people who can make a difference in their writing career." Considered one of the best writing conferences in the world for all genres.
Abroad Writers' Conference - various international locations
"We are one of the most prestigious international writers' conferences, where world voices in the Arts and Sciences are heard. Our top heavy conference is led by some of the worlds most talented authors, poets, screenwriters and literary agents with a ratio of 1 to 3. Instead of being lost in a crowd at a large conference, Abroad Writers' Conference prides itself on holding small group meetings where participants have personal contact with everyone. Stimulating talks, interviews, readings, Q&A's, writing workshops, film screenings, private consultations and social gatherings all take place within a week to ten days. Abroad Writers' Conference promises you true networking opportunities and full detailed feedback on your writing."
Flathead River Writers Conference - Kalispell, MT, US
Authors of the Flathead host an annual conference each year for writers of all genres.
Colrain Poetry and Manuscript Conference - Colrain, MA, US
"The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference, in conjunction with the Concord Poetry Center, is able to provide the faculty, connections, and method necessary to produce the first poetry conference realistically designed to set poets with a manuscript-in-process on a path towards publication. Poets will also get a look into the poetry publication world and make important contacts as a result."
The Wesleyan Writers Conference - Middletown, CT, US
"The Wesleyan Writers Conference welcomes new writers, established writers, and anyone anyone interested in the writer’s craft. The Conference week includes seminars and workshops in the novel, short story, fiction techniques, poetry, memoir, essay, and long-form nonfiction, as well as guest speakers, lectures, readings, (optional) manuscript consultations, and publishing advice."
San Francisco Writers Conference
"Attendees have access to "how to" sessions, panels, and workshops taught by authors you know and love. Opportunities to pitch your work directly to these publishing professionals. Celebrity book signings and social gatherings with other writers add to the excitement of the event."
GENERAL WRITING SITES
Guide to Indispensable Writing Resources
A "definitive source for all writing-related books and Web sites, including the best reference sites, writing sites, writing job sites, and much more."
"Free e-books and free online magazine for beginning writers and professional writers. We cover screenwriting, freelance writing, novels, playwriting, non-fiction, and copywriting. How-to articles, interviews with working writers, producers, publishers, and literary agents."
"Web Site for Today's Working Writers." Browse contests, freelance jobs and writing events at one of the web's most comprehensive freelance writing sites.
"Writing.Com is the online community for creative writing, fiction writing, story writing, poetry writing, writing contests, writing portfolios, writing help, and writing writers."
With the dissolution of Inkspot Magazine for writers, a great place to visit is Moira Allen's Writing-World.com. Allen offers articles on writing alongside writing resources.
Writer's Life Magazine
An online, interactive writing and resource site from children's author Dorothy Thompson.
Writers Weekly offers great advice for writers, and is known as "the highest circulation freelance writing ezine in the world." This link leads to recent WW articles on writing.
WRITING MAGAZINES ONLINE
"The essential resource for writers." Since 1887, The Writer Magazine has been reporting on the craft of writing. A great site with tons of excellent information for writers.
"Your key to publishing success, providing the most comprehensive writing market contact info available. Writer's Market has been the freelance writer's 'bible' since 1921, providing complete market contact information, query letter clinics, pay rates, submission guidelines, and more."
"Home of the world's leading writing magazine as well as writing books, competitions and workshops." An exceptional web site that is easy to navigate and full of excellent information for all writers.
News, features and resources for media and publishing professionals.
& Writers Magazine
"Poets & Writers Magazine is the primary source for what creative writers need to know. Along with essays on the literary life and interviews with contemporary writers of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, the magazine publishes articles with practical applications for both emerging and established writers. In addition, it provides the most comprehensive listing of literary grants and awards, deadlines, and prizewinners available in print. With a circulation of 60,000 copies nationwide, Poets & Writers Magazine is published by the nonprofit organization Poets & Writers, Inc." Link provided by author Carol Skolnick.
WRITING FOR MAGAZINES
Four Lessons in Magazine Writing - Free course
"Have you always wanted to write for magazines, but found it difficult to know where to start? Then this course is for you! I will show you where to get ideas, how to structure your articles, how to find markets and many other useful topics so that you can begin writing and submitting articles. By the end of the course you should have a clear picture of how you can make your dream come true."
How to Break Into Freelance Magazine Writing
"Breaking into the magazine writing industry seems a lot like working your way through a new city. It conjures up all sorts of fears, and makes you wonder if you will ever feel at home. But there is some good news: freelancing for a magazine can happen. There is no secret formula, and you don't have to be Gay Talese."
WRITING FOR THE WEB
"The e-Writer's Place is a comprehensive resource for writers of all levels and experience. It's a free online magazine that is updated every 25 days."
Difference Between Paper and Online Presentation
Students choose a single course of study-- Poetry, Fiction, or Creative
Writing (a survey that includes fiction, poetry, and creative
nonfiction)--as their focus for the duration of the Studio. Classes are
kept small (12 or fewer students). The same instructor teaches both the
seminar and the workshop. Instructors will serve as mentors. Individual
conferences are scheduled to ensure that each student gets the proper
Guidelines to content writing for the web from Sun Microsystems. "Writing for the web is very different from writing in print. You can double the usability of your web site by following these guidelines: for two sample sites studied in Sun's Science Office, we improved measured usability by 159% and 124% by rewriting the content according to the guidelines."
WRITING and FILM CAMPS FOR
CHILDREN and YOUNG ADULTS
Centauri Arts Camp - Creative Writing for Children - Wellandport, ON, Canada
Centauri Arts Camp offers both playwriting and creative writing courses for children, and instruction in all fine arts for children ages 9 to 18.
The Iowa Young Writers Studio - Iowa City, IA
"Every summer, 120 young writers from across the country come together to share their work, practice craft, and improve their writing in Iowa City, Iowa, home of the University of Iowa.
Duke University Young Writer's Camp - Durham, NC
For students of sixth through eleventh grades, program highlights include opportunities to explore different genres (such as short stories, poetry, journalism and playwriting), instruction by professional writers and educators, and presentations by local guest speakers.
Interlochen Writers Camp - Interlochen, MI
"Combining a love of words and a love of nature, Interlochen offers an intensive, supportive and enthusiastic student writing curriculum in the pristine surroundings of Michigan's north woods. This program provides students with a three-week immersion in the world of writing [grades 6-12]. Guided writing assignments, reading assignments, visiting guest writers, film screenings, discussion and critique are part of the regular curriculum. Students will work under the apprenticeship of professional writers and teachers on an individual basis."
Students choose a single course of study-- Poetry, Fiction, or Creative Writing (a survey that includes fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction)--as their focus for the duration of the Studio. Classes are kept small (12 or fewer students). The same instructor teaches both the seminar and the workshop. Instructors will serve as mentors. Individual conferences are scheduled to ensure that each student gets the proper attention.
Now Summer Writing Camp - Palo Alto, CA
For children ages six through 14, "To help prepare students to master the discipline of writing well, Early Learning Institute (‘ELI”) is sponsoring weeklong, full-day writing camps this summer focusing on expository and creative writing skills. The camps are conducted at Emerson School in Palo Alto and Hacienda School in Pleasanton. The curriculum is tailored to three different age groups: lower elementary (Grades 1-3), upper elementary (Grads 4-5), and middle school (Grade 6-8)."
BAWP Young Writers Camp - Berkeley, CA
"The Bay Area Writing Project's Young Writers' Camp offers students the time and opportunity to explore their writing interests, discover their strengths and learn more about the craft of writing. The camps provide in-depth writing instruction, structured writing workshop time, flexibility in writing assignments, and daily opportunities to share writing with peers. Through the camps, students discover the conditions and habits needed to do their best writing and grow in their confidence and skill. Students are encouraged to continue as writers independently and apply these skills and habits to carve out time to write in and out of school."
Writing Camp at the Center for Southern Literature - Atlanta, GA
"Writing For Fun participants will learn the 'ingredients' of story: character, setting, description and building a story plot, as well as 'learning to think like a writer.' These topics will be explored through writing games and exercises, as well as group brainstorming. There will be times when campers will split into smaller groups for activities to suit their interests, as well as working on individual writing projects."
Young Artists' Workshops for Film and Television - Rockport, ME
"The Young Imagemakers Workshops at the Maine Photographic Workshops in Rockport, Maine offers two week workshops for high school age photographers, film and videomakers, actors and digital artists. It's summer camp for talented teenagers"
COPYRIGHT, LAW & CONTRACTS
US, UK, Canadian and Australian copyright information and copyright
Use this comprehensive directory to find all information regarding United States, United Kingdom, Canadian and Australian copyrights, trademarks, patents and designs. Search copyright databases for each country.
United States Copyright Office
For the answers to all questions concerning U.S. copyright, this is the ultimate resource.
U.S. Copyright Search
Use this resource to search copyright information by selecting one of the three databases: registered works, serials and documents.
Chilling Effects Clearinghouse
What to do if you are accused of copyright violation and other intellectual property legal information. "Chilling Effects aims to help you understand the protections that the First Amendment and intellectual property laws give to your online activities. A joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, University of Maine, George Washington School of Law, and Santa Clara University School of Law clinics."
advice from the National Writers Union
When you're negotiating an agreement with a publisher or work-for-hire client, have the terms reviewed by a union contract advisor who will review the terms, explain their benefits and pitfalls, and suggest ways to negotiate improvements. An NWU member service.
10 Key Negotiating Points in an Author Agreement
From Ivan Hoffman, B.A., J.D., this article offers some key points on what a writer should know before signing a publishing agreement.
Big Myths About Copyright Explained
A must-read for all writers. Brad Templeton offers answers to "common myths about copyright seen on the net, and covers issues related to copyright and USENET/Internet publication."
CONFERENCES, GUILDS & WEBSITES
Guild of America
"The archetypal screenwriting portal for working and aspiring screenwriters globally. The official website of the Screenwriters Guild of America. The Screenwriters Guild of America (SGA) is a proactive confederation of industry professionals united for the mutual aid and promotion of common interest. Our experience and expertise is derived from the cooperative, collective wisdom of the industry's most sought after screenwriters, directors, producers, literary agents, managers, educators, authors, and studio executives."
"Trigger Street Productions, Inc., was formed in 1997 by Kevin Spacey to develop and produce entertainment in a variety of mediums. Realizing that the path to his own success would have been much rockier without the support and encouragement of many outstanding mentors, Spacey has sought out a way to inspire, nurture, and help bring exposure to new and undiscovered talent. If you are in a position to help others, if you find yourself in the building of life and you can send the elevator back down, that becomes your earnest duty. This philosophy has become the catalyst for the second step of his vision." A "web-based filmmaker and screenwriter's community - an interactive mechanism for the purpose of discovering and showcasing new and unique talent." Trigger Street's mission is "to encourage the creative process of filmmaking and screenwriting by providing hands on, peer-to-peer, objective criticism and letting the material be judged on its own merit. We offer an engaging avenue of exploration for both first time and veteran film directors, writers, and enthusiasts, anyone at all, who is attempting to bring his or her vision to the screen."
"The American Screenwriters Association is a professional screenwriting organization supporting screenwriting, screenwriting conferences, screenwriters, producers, studios, Hollywood agents, and script writing." Featuring script and trailer downloads, and valuable information on screenwriting.
"Creative Screenwriting magazine website for screenwriters and scriptwriters on movie scripts, screenwriting, free e-magazine, ranked 'best screenwriting magazine' by the Los Angeles Times." The online version of the popular print magazine, Creative Screenwriting gives tips and info into the fast-paced business of screenwriting.
Center for Screenwriting - Canada
Praxis Centre for Screenwriters is a non-profit organization devoted to the professional development of Canadian screenwriters and filmmakers. "Located in Vancouver, Canada, we serve to support and stimulate the production of innovative Canadian feature films though screenplay and screenwriter development. Founded in 1986, Praxis is a part of the School for the Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University."
"Pipeline Into Motion Pictures - Movie Script Coverage & Analysis, Screenwriting Competition & Writers Database for Screenwriters"
Script Pimp's Writers Database
"With over 1,150 listings, the Writers Database puts the film industry at your fingertips. Find information about agencies, managers, producers and production companies, what they’re looking for and how to contact them. Updated regularly, the Database includes a powerful search engine that can be tailored to your specific needs. No matter where you live, Script P.I.M.P.’s Database connects you to Hollywood and beyond."
An Online Guide to Screenwriting
"If you are new to screenwriting, planning to write a screenplay or script of any kind, the good news is that writing in screenplay format is easier and more intuitive today than at any time since first Lanier Word Processing Machine."
"Screenwriting website for screenwriters dedicated to screenplay writing and screenwriting elements on how to write a screenplay in proper format, classes, and interviews with professional screenwriters and news."
"Professional Secrets for Screenwriters - Simply put, this site gives away secrets. Professional secrets. From working screenwriter Terry Rossio. Secrets weighted specifically toward selling scripts to Hollywood."
"The World's Largest Conference and Trade Show for Screenwriters." Hosted yearly in Los Angeles, Screenwriting Expo is the screenwriters trade show and includes seminars, panels, pitch meetings, networking, screenplay competitions and more. Attended by most industry heavyweights, guests of honor in 2007 include Oliver Stone, William Goldman, Andrew Stanton, Ronald D. Moore, and Tony Gilroy. Registration options are located here.
The Screenwriting Conference in Santa Fe
Billed as "Simply the best screenwriting conference in the world," this popular screenwriters conference is an intensive, five-day experience featuring a screenwriting symposium on perfecting the art and craft of screenwriting, and emphasis on pitching and marketing a screenplay.
Dramatica® Pro StoryBook™ Screenplay Work sheets
A screenwriter's "community resource," this link leads to a complimentary copy of the Dramatica® Pro StoryBook™, and contains "a copy of all the worksheets necessary to write one complete story using the Dramatica Pro StoryGuide Pro workbook. This StoryBook also contains duplication masters for each of the 14 different worksheets required to produce additional sets of worksheets for additional stories."
Without A Box
"Withoutabox was founded in January, 2000 to serve as a network for independent filmmakers and their films - to directly access film festivals, film buyers, and film audiences throughout the world and to manage those relationships and transactions from a central console. Filmmakers - use one form to submit to multiple film festivals."
The Artful Writer
A highly informative screenwriting blog, The Artful Writer offers theory and debate for professional television and film writers. Created by screenwriters Craig Mazin (Scary Movie 3, Rocketman, Opus) and Ted Elliot (Shrek, Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, Aladdin).
CONTESTS, FELLOWSHIPS, and
FilmMakers.com Screenplay Competition Directory
"Visit the comprehensive and internationally renowned directory of screenplay competition and make an informed decision. Highly regarded by the industry and updated frequently."
The Don and Gee Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting
"The Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting program is an international competition open to screenwriters who have not earned more than $5,000 writing for film or television. Entry scripts must be the original work of a sole author or of exactly two collaborative authors. Entries must have been written originally in English. Adaptations and translated scripts are not eligible. Up to five $30,000 fellowships are awarded each year."
MovieBytes Screenwriting Contests and Markets Online
"Movie Bytes - Screenwriting Contests, Screenwriting Competitions, Screenwriting Markets Online. The MovieBytes website features a comprehensive database of screenwriting contests and screenwriting competitions, literary agencies, and film producers, and publishes a free email newsletter."
Writing World Searchable Database for Writing Contests - Search Screenplays
"...search the Contest Database by category for a specific contest by title, by deadline or for contests within a specific month, or for contests that charge no entry fee."
International Film and Television Workshops - Rockport, ME
"Providing the world's storytellers and imagemakers with career enhancing, transformational experiences." Offering "workshops in the latest technology; 16mm and 35mm film cameras, DV, Betacam and HDTV video; Avid Certified Training, Final Cut Pro weekend crash courses, plus workshops and master classes for writers, actors, producers, editors, cinematographers, documentary and dramatic filmmakers from around the world."
The Script Factory Screenwriters’ Retreat - The Hurst, Craven Arms, Clun, Shropshire
"Geared towards those writers looking to get their first screenplay produced (whether you have actually written one or twenty!) this course offers a structured blend of lectures, writing exercises, dedicated writing time, screenings and individual tutorials that will help you disentangle all the elements of your draft script and identify the problems that may be preventing your idea from achieving its full potential. You will leave with a clear strategy for moving your script on to the next draft and a variety of practical tools to help turn you into your own developer. ... The residential element of the workshop is invaluable, not only because of the opportunity it gives you to concentrate on your writing free from the distractions of your daily routine but also because of the chance it gives to get to know other first-time screenwriters. There are places for 16 writers and the relaxed country house atmosphere of The Hurst (once the home of playwright and screenwriter John Osborne) is one that inspires both creativity and sociability."
WRITERS RETREATS, WORKSHOPS,
& COLONIES - US, UK, CANADA,
AUSTRALIA, EUROPE and more
The Writer's Retreat - California and Colorado (US); New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island (Canada); Costa Rica; and Zihuatanejo, Mexico
"This literary retreat embraces writers of all genres, editors, publishers, filmmakers and playwrights; writers in early career as well as those established are welcome. A truly creative environment offers more than just comfort and privacy. It lends inspiration, instills a sense of well being and provides opportunity to learn and explore. It affords pleasant surroundings, good food, a variety of diversions. And a sense of fellowship."
Circle of Writers - Vermont, US
"Circle of Writers Creative Writing Workshops and Retreats - writers of all ages and experience levels come together to explore, share, and practice the craft of writing."
The Vicious Circle - Whistler, BC, Canada
"The Vicious Circle, as Whistler Writers Group is known, was founded in 2001 to provide a forum for local writers to develop their craft and connect with like-minded literati. It has been responsible for the annual Literary Leanings Reading Series, in conjunction with Celebration 2010: Whistler Arts Festival and the Whistler Arts Council, the fall Whistler Writers Festival, the Collective Novel Experiment 2005, and is dedicated to growing the literary arts and opportunities for writers in Whistler."
Tatamagouche Center - Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, Canada
"Our retreat program assists people in various walks of life and from various spiritual perspectives to reconnect with their innermost being and to respond creatively to unique life circumstances." A guest notes: "This should be used as a model for other writing retreats."
Booming Ground Writing Mentorship - Vancouver, BC, Canada
Offers poetry, nonfiction and writing for children, Booming Ground is UBC Creative Writing's exciting non-credit program."
The Sage Hill Writing Experience - Saskatchewan
Sage Hill Writing Experience offers a special working and learning opportunity to writers at different stages of development. Top quality instruction, a low instructor-writer ratio, and the rural and urban Saskatchewan settings offer conditions ideal for the pursuit of excellence in the arts of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and playwriting.
Creative Writing Holidays - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Fiction Writing packages, courses, holidays, and programs on writing the historical novel.
Write Here Write Now- Newcastle, Australia
Writer Jan Cornall offers workshops and retreats for writers of all genres.
Creative Light and Power - Port Perry, Ontario, Canada
Writer and poet Aprille James offers online instruction as well as on-site workshops in creative writing.
The Writer's Place - County Clare, Ireland
"Group & Individual Sessions: Salmon Poetry runs regular weekend creative writing workshops at the Salmon premises. The workshops include all aspects of writing and publishing. The facilitator is Salmon's editor Jessie Lendennie, who has conducted workshops all over Ireland and the United States, for many years."
Skywriter - Saskatchewan, Canada
"For nearly thirty years, the Saskatchewan Writers and Artists Colony has served thousands of Saskatchewan and Canadian writers and artists by providing a quiet refuge where creative people can come together and practise their craft. This program of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild (SWG) provides uninterrupted working time along with opportunities for thought-provoking exchange of ideas after working hours and at mealtimes. Individual retreats make the program more flexible in repsonse to the needs of writers and artists. The colonies and individual retreats are not teaching situations, but places where practicing writers and artists are expected to work independently."
Artscape Lodge - Toronto Island, Canada
"Artscape Lodge at the Gibraltar Point Centre for the Arts is an affordable short-term studio and bedroom rental service dedicated to professional artists looking for time and space to focus exclusively on their work in a distraction-free environment. Ideally suited to writers, visual artists and quiet research in all disciplines, Artscape Lodge is open year-round and has provided an inspiring and productive artist retreat to hundreds of artists from Toronto, across Canada and around the world."
Odyssey Fantasy Science Fiction, and Horror Writing Workshops - Manchester, NH, US
"Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has quickly become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Top authors, editors and agents have served as guests at Odyssey, and 46% of students have gone on to be published."
Antioch Writers' Workshop - Yellow Springs, OH, US
"Antioch's Writers' Workshop is a nationally renowned community of writers that encourages creative writers at all levels by providing inspiring, unique, and inclusive opportunities for professional and personal growth. By offering a variety of distinctive workshop experiences and writing seminars, we assure both an exciting forum for authors to gather and an inviting venue for the writing community at large."
Retreats in fiction, nonfiction and screenwriting are held in different venues on both land and sea. A subsidy of the Maui Writers Conference.
Aspen Writers' Foundation Retreat and Literary Festival - Aspen CO, US
"Aspen Summer Words, our flagship program, is a five-day writing retreat and literary festival that offers an inspiring array of events — from author readings and writing workshops to publishing industry panels and VIP receptions. The Aspen Writers' Foundation provides eight year-round programs that annually serve 17,000+ literary enthusiasts of all ages. Each summer bibliophiles from across the nation gather in Aspen to celebrate the written word during one of the region’s biggest literary workshops."
Iowa Writers' Workshop - Iowa City, IA, US
"The Iowa Writers' Workshop is a two-year residency program which culminates in the submission of a creative thesis (a novel, a collection of stories, or a book of poetry) and the awarding of a Master of Fine Arts degree." They also offer summer programs.
Retreat - Healdsburg, CA, Ashland, VA (US), and Tuscany,
Phyllis Theroux is the founder of Nightwriters "which conducts writing and creativity seminars in the United States and abroad, including one-on-one seminars with individual writers in her writer's cottage in Virginia."
Lisa Alpine Writing Workshops and Classes - various locations
Lisa Alpine, a professional writer for over 20 years, teaches writing workshops at The Writing Salon in San Francisco & Berkeley, at her studios in Marin County, CA and Port Townsend, WA and at workshops worldwide.
Anam Cara Writers Retreat - Country Cork, Ireland, UK
"High on a heather-covered hillside awaits Anam Cara, a tranquil spot set apart to nurture and to provide sanctuary for those who create. Whether you come to work on a writing or artistic project of your own or as part of a workshop or special interest group, you will find support, creature comforts, and peace – all you need to produce your best work."
Adirondack Mountain Writers' Retreat - Thurman, NY and St. George Island, FL
Presented by author Persis Granger, a novelist and nonfiction writer, these Fiction Among Friends retreat workshops are open to writers of all ages.
Artemisia Creative Writing Holidays - Barga, Tuscany
These unique writing retreat holidays offered by Artemisia include Creativity and Craft, Creative Writing with Sallyann Sheridan, Telling Tales: from Inspiration towards Publication, and The Magic of Writing. "In Barga, Tuscany, all Artemisia's rooms and apartments are situated conveniently for the Villa Bellavista and all enjoy stunning views over the Garfagnana."
Write On The Beach - Gulf Shores, Alabama
"In the past eleven years, over 275 people have attended Robert Vaughan's Write on the Beach. It has been called one of the most unique and productive writing seminars in the country available for both published and unpublished authors. An impressive number of books, "works in progress" when the author arrived, have subsequently been published."
Scottish Book Trust Retreat - Isle of Jura, Scotland
"Since its launch in late 2006, the Isle of Jura Writer Retreat programme has established itself as one of the best creative opportunities available to writers of stature anywhere in the world. ... When chosen to take part in this wonderful writer retreat opportunity you will receive a bursary, travel costs, accommodation in lodge (which is self catering), the option to bring family/partner (but travel costs covered only for writer), a hire car (if suitable) and 3 – 4 uninterrupted weeks to write and explore the island. ... The international writer chosen will also benefit from an event at EIBF, the world's premier Book Festival, a commission to write a short story for broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during 2008, and a collaboration with a top Scottish artist to create a limited edition print."
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