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The Anaphora Writing Residency is a Los Angeles-based program open exclusively to writers of color. This year, the stellar cast of instructors includes Nigerian writer Chris Abani, Ghanaian poet and academic Kwame Dawes, Somali-born artist Ladan Osman , and Ethiopian-Eritrean writer and visual artist Mahtem Shiferraw, among others.

The ten-day residency will run from May 28 – June 6, 2020. It offers workshops, readings, craft talks, and discussions with professionals from the literary and publishing industry.

According to the website, “the goal of the program is to nurture emerging and established writers of color, to create opportunities for publication, and establish a wide network of support for writers of different backgrounds.”

The residency costs $3,000 and includes room and board. Several fellowships are available depending on funding availability. Applications must be submitted by the priority deadline of March 17th to be eligible for fellowships.

Notifications will go out by March 25th and security deposits are due within two weeks of notification. All fees must be paid prior to the beginning of the program.

For more information, go here.

Apply here.

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