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Writers in prison opportunity (UK)
« on: March 04, 2008, 07:59:09 AM »
I saw the following opportunity listed on the excellent Writelink website today ( It doesn't appeal to me personally, but in Britain anyway there seems to be a steady demand for writers who are willing to work in prisons, and the fees are normally quite good.


Litfest is looking for writers to work on a series of innovative creative writing projects in prisons.

We are running six short-term residencies across Lancashire prisons during April and May 2008 for the Offenders Learning and Skills Council at Lancaster and Morecambe College. These residencies will work with offenders to produce new writing, audio recordings and artwork to be broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire and exhibited across the county and online throughout 2008.

We want to recruit 6 writers to take part in an initial training and development programme to both equip them with the skills and understanding to work in prisons, and to develop a model for working collaboratively with visual and sound artists.

Writers will be selected from this initial programme to work on the residencies.

There are bursaries and travel expenses available to attend the training and development sessions and writers fees for those working on the residencies.

Please apply with a CV and covering letter that includes statements about why you are interested in working with offenders (150 words) and your ideas about working collaboratively (150 words), along with:

6 poems
1000 words prose (if this is from a novel please also include a synopsis of the novel with your

Deadline for submission: 5.00pm 14 March 2008
Interview date(s): 2 or 4 April 2008
Submissions to be sent to:
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