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Writing on the arts: a workshop for Caribbean culture journalists

The British Council, working in partnership with the Bocas Lit Fest, based in Trinidad and Tobago, and the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, is pleased to announce and invite applications for a workshop aimed at Anglophone Caribbean arts writers and culture journalists.

Running from 9 to 13 January, 2017, and based at UWI’s Mona campus in the Faculty of Humanities and Education, the workshop will bring together up to twelve early-career professional arts writers from around the Caribbean region for five days of high-level, hands-on training.

The workshop curriculum will cover key issues common to writing about all cultural forms, and breakout modules focusing on specific issues relevant to four key areas of the arts: books and literature, visual arts, film, and drama.

Prospective participants should be early-career arts writers or culture journalists with a track record of writing on books and literature, visual arts, film, or drama for established media, whether newspapers, local or regional magazines, or websites. Writers must be based in the Anglophone Caribbean.

For further details, download the full announcement and call for applications here. The application deadline for this opportunity is 21 November, 2016.

 

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