BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency 2019 for Young African Women

BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency

BlackBird Books Writer’s Residency 2019 for Young African Women

BlackBird Books, an imprint of Jacana Media, Casa Lorde and Eunice Ngogodo Own Voices Initiative are setting up a writer’s residency for young African womxn who are starting their careers as writers.

Application Deadline: 31st August 2019 

Eligible Countries: African countriesGet Email Notifications on New Funding Opportunities! Click here to Subscribe!

To be Taken at (Country): Pretoria, South Africa

Type: Short course


  • Young black womxn from any African country who are starting their careers as writers and are between 18 and 40 years old.
  • The residency is open to writers of all literary genres: novel, poetry, essay, storytelling, narration, theatre, etc.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award:

  • Accommodation during up to 4 weeks in Brooklyn, Pretoria, during October (2019) or February (2020). Breakfast and basic expenses included (toiletries, unlimited wi-fi).
  • The residency does not include transport costs to Pretoria, but it does include R5,000.00 (five thousand) for basic expenses during your stay.
  • Private bedroom and private bathroom inside Casa Lorde, a collective working space.
  • Meeting and working sessions with professional writers from South Africa.
  • Production of a text is mandatory, although BlackBird Books is not obligated to publish it.

Duration of Award: up to 4 weeks

How to Apply:

  • A letter of motivation specifying how you would benefit from your stay at Casa Lorde
  • A description of the project you plan to develop during the residency
  • Your Curriculum Vitae and a short biography (500 words)
  • A sample of your writing (this can be something that has been published or not)
  • Please indicate if you would be available during October 2019 or February 2020 (or either).

Send your application to the two following addresses with the subject line Casa Lorde Writer’s Residency application:

  1. [email protected]
  2. [email protected]

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