Lu Xun Academy International Writing Programme For Singapore Writers 2019
The National Arts Council and the Lu Xun Academy of Literature in China are pleased to offer one fully-paid participation at the 2019 International Writing Programme slot to one Singapore Chinese language writer.
The International Writing Programme is administered by the Lu Xun Academy of Literature to provide residential facilities and a quiet environment for writers to work in and focus on their craft. The writing programme provides the opportunity for writers to dedicate their time entirely to writing new literary works and network with both China’s literary scene and foreign writers. 10 international writers are nominated every half year to reside at Lu Xun Academy of Literature located in the city of Beijing. This year, one Singapore writer will be offered a place as part of the programme. Apart from developing their own manuscript during the one-month long programme, participating writers will have the opportunity to attend literary seminars and meetings as well as visit literary organisations.
The Lu Xun Academy of Literature is the only national agency that provides a range of capability development platforms for writers in China. It is under the purview of the China Writers Association, which supports all writers in China and awards the nation’s top four literary awards to writers. In addition to that, through Lu Xun Academy of Literature, the China Writers Association conducts seminars and workshops for writers and translators, throughout the course of a year.
The stipulated duration of the writing programme is one month between 23 October to 23 November 2019.
WRITING PROGRAMME PROVISIONS
The participating writer of the 2019 International Writing Programme will be fully supported for the programme; the support includes one economy-class return airfare plus taxes, accommodation, meals, and a stipend.
Applications for this writing programme opens 15 May 2019 and closes on 24 June 2019 at 1700hrs. Notification of results will be in September 2019.
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