HBKU Press & Art Omi: 2021 Writer’s Residency

01 Nov 2020
15 Dec 2020
  • 12:00AM - 08:59PM
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Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) has renewed its partnership with Art Omi: Writers (New York, USA) to sponsor one aspiring Arabic writer to participate in the HBKU Press & Art Omi: 2021 Writer’s Residency.

One Arabic writer will be selected to participate in the annual residency held in Ghent, New York. The retreat will provide the chosen writer with the space and time away from daily pressures to write and create at the Art Omi residences amidst the backdrop of 300 acres of rolling farmland with spectacular views of the Catskills and Hudson River Valley. There will also be opportunities to connect with other literary talents from around the world as well as publishers from the United States, who participate in the retreat as visiting experts.

Click here for information on Art Omi’s safety protocols in light of Covid-19 and to learn how the organization has adapted to ensure that their campus remains a healthy and safe environment for all. 

General Information: 

  • This opportunity is open to all writers, though preference is given to mid-career writers.
  • Applicants must have an intermediate grasp of the English language as the residency and its workshops are all in English.
  • Applicants must agree to all terms and conditions set forth below. 
  • Application, Statement of Purpose (1000 words), and CV to be submitted in English; Writing Sample (5000 words) can be in Arabic.
  • Only completed applications submitted through the form below on or before 15 December 2020 will be considered.
  • A shortlist of finalists will be announced on 25 December 2020, and one finalist will be contacted by 15 January 2021. Chosen individuals will be contacted directly – any applicants who are not chosen for participation will not be contacted.

The deadline for the application is 15 December 2020, so don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Good luck!