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John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence

Thurber House invites authors to apply for the 2015 John E. Nance Adult Writer-in-Residence

The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence at Thurber House was begun in 2012 by Sally Crane, in honor of her late husband, John E. Nance, a critically acclaimed photojournalist. As Associated Press Bureau Chief in the Philippines, Nance wrote The Gentle Tasaday about a primitive tribe in the Philippines as well as Lobo of the Tasaday, a Horn Book Award Honor Book. Nance was a Thurber House writer-in-residence twice, in 1995 and 1998.

The John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence program is an annual residency of four weeks housed in a two-bedroom apartment in the family home of author and New Yorker cartoonist, James Thurber, and is designed to provide a writer with the gift of time to develop a work in progress.

The resident will receive a stipend of $4000, and will be available for at least three community outreach opportunities such as readings and teaching writing classes offered by Thurber House.

Each year, the residency focuses on different genres. For 2015, the work may be fiction, or creative non-fiction including memoir.

The resident will be announced in early August. The residency will take place September-October 2015.

Deadline extended! The deadline for submissions for the 2015 residency is August 1, 2015.

Click here for the residency guidelines, submission details, and application. (PDF)

Past John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence winners:
2012: Liza Monroy
2013: Katrina Kittle
2014: Sharon Short

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