Residency Opp for Japanese Writers and Translators
From my friend Sue, a heads-up regarding this call for applications. For more details, check this website (from which I cut and pasted everything below):
Writers’ Centre Norwich invites applications for a residency opportunity for writers and translators from Japan. We are offering two UK residencies of up to four weeks each, in July and August 2017, with the support of the Nippon Foundation.
The overall aim of these residencies is to promote contemporary Japanese writing and culture in the UK. The residencies offer time to write or translate, in the peaceful surroundings of Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature. There will also be the opportunity to travel to other parts of the UK for research purposes.
Deadline for applications is Monday 24 April 2017.
Who can apply?
The residencies are open to creative writers and literary translators based in Japan, with an interest in spending time in the UK. You will need to demonstrate some track record of publication. We will give priority to applicants with a good working knowledge of English.
What we offer
Up to four weeks in the UK to work on the writing or translation project of your choice
Return economy class airfare from Japan to the UK
Self-catering accommodation in the centre of Norwich
Small stipend to cover living costs
Some travel within the UK for research purposes
Support from the staff at WCN.
What you will offer
A willingness to promote contemporary Japanese writing and culture, and to engage in the literary and cultural life of Norwich
Two short blog pieces about your experience in Norwich
Your availability for any interview, filming or media opportunities that may arise during your stay.