The Library of Africa and the African Diaspora (LOATAD) has announced a new residency program for West African writers.

The program offers a one-month residence at LOATAD in Accra, Ghana, for writers working on a long-form project. The resident writers will have uninterrupted time and space to focus on their work in a supportive environment with other writers from across the region.

The writers will be accommodated in self-contained rooms with all meals provided. However, while the cost to attend the residency is free, travel to and from Ghana is at the resident’s own expense.

The residency will be held between March 2022 and July 2022. Note that applicants must come from the sixteen states that make up West Africa.

To apply, candidates should go through this link and attach the following:

  • Letter of motivation (one page)
  • Description of the writing project you intend to work on while in residence including proposed outputs over the four weeks (one page)
  • Writing sample of no more than 1500 words in English or with an English translation
  • Name and contact information of two referees

Deadline: 30 November, 2021.

For the full guidelines, go here.