Call for Applications: Window on Sweden

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Deadline: April 26th (midnight)

Application form: here 

The Olive Writers & the Swedish Writers Union are delighted to launch the Window on Sweden  program, in partnership with the American Arts Center Casablanca. The program is generously funded by the Swedish Institute. 

About the program: 

Window on Sweden camp is a 4-days long residency where 16 emerging Moroccan writers will come together to dive into their belief systems, while exploring their experiences and learning to question and promote the presence of Gender Equality in Moroccan society. Led by three established Swedish writers, the program will allow participants to revise and refine a creative writing project aiming to raise awareness around issues surrounding women and create a common future based on shared values in the fight against gender-based violence.
Throughout the program, participants will attend creative writing workshops, Swedish Literature seminars, meetings with writers, lectures, and much more.
The program will also be a platform to connect Moroccan established writers with their Swedish counterparts to swap ideas, share experiences and discuss issues related to gender-based violence, freedom of expression, and writers' rights.

Dates & Venue:

The program will take place from Friday May 6th through Monday May 9th, at the American Arts Center in Casablanca.

Eligibility: 

  • Open to Moroccan emerging writers between the ages of  18 and 26. 

Application Requirements:

  • Application form.
  • Writing sample: 1-2 pages (500 words maximum) of fiction and/or poetry written in English.
  • Statement of purpose: 150 words maximum, in English. Please describe why creative writing is important in your life. Please also discuss your views on gender equality in Morocco, as well as what you hope to learn at the program.
  • A photo of yourself. 
  • Letter of recommendation (Optional).

Application guidelines :

  • Fill out the application form bellow, which includes application materials (a writing sample, your statement of purpose, your photo, and an optional recommendation letter).
  • All materials should be combined in one file (PDF or DOC), and named " Your Full Name - City". 
  • Application materials must be received no later than midnight (GMT +1) on April 26th, 2022.
  • Plagiarism will not be tolerated. All submissions will be automatically screened for plagiarism. Applications that are found to contain any plagiarized material will be disqualified without notification to the applicant. If you are unsure what constitutes plagiarism, please contact information@olivewriters.org
  • If you don't meet the criteria for this program (due to the age restriction, for example), please let us know of your interest and explain your situation here: https://bit.ly/2XA71xy; we will do our best to accommodate you for this or a future program.

Benefits:

This is a fully-funded program: transportation, tuition, room, and board are provided free of charge to all accepted participants.

For more information or questions, please contact:

TOW Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/OliveWriters
TOW Instagram: The Olive Writers
TOW team: information@olivewriters.org





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rzqlObiT oiNhClVrSeTAn · April 26, 2022
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