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Trading Tales: A Call for Writers

The British Council announces a writers’ residency programme in both Scotland and the Caribbean this summer for writers of historical fiction.

British Council, in partnership with Glasgow’s Mitchell Library, are asking writers to explore the relationship Scotland and the Caribbean share as part of a programme of activity for the Commonwealth Games.

They’ve put out the call for two Caribbean writers from the Commonwealth to take up residence at Mitchell Library for three weeks this August, with a creative brief to explore and respond to the archive of original source material from the time period. One Scottish writer will then head to Trinidad in September for three weeks, one spent in the company of literature networks in Port of Spain and a further two of independent travel to visit dispersed resources across the Caribbean region and do the same. Writers will publically explore the relationship between the two places and the craft of weaving history into their stories.

For more information on how to apply for this opportunity go to

The deadline is very close, so don’t hesitate! 12pm on Sunday 13 July 2014.

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