Library seeks Writer-in-Residence

October 27, 2022

The Concord Free Public Library is now taking applicants for the Writer-in-Residence Program for authors, poets, and storytellers alike.
“Concord’s literary heritage is an important part of the Town’s history, including the work of Emerson, Thoreau, and the Alcotts as well as many distinguished contemporary writers,” the library’s announcement reads. “The CFPL’s newly-established W-I-R Program is intended to continue this tradition, offering new ways to celebrate diverse voices and share stories through literary arts programming.”
The program will provide private office space to write in the library’s newly-renovated historic wing as well as opportunities to connect with the community. During the 6-month program, the W-I-R will be expected to create an original piece of work as well as conduct writing programs and workshops for the library community.
The first residency will take place between March and September 2023. A stipend of $10,000 will be offered with the expectation that the W-I-R will spend an average of 8 hours a week at the library for the duration of the 6-month program and will work with the W-I-R Committee to develop in-person programs for patrons. Specific times are flexible including evenings and weekends when the library is open.
The CFPL welcomes applicants outside of the Concord area, but the library cannot provide a place to live or transportation. Applicants must be at least 18 years old. The deadline for applications is Dec. 15.