Comparative Literature and English

Call for Applicants for Paris Writer鈥檚 Residency 2024


From 1 March, applications are invited for The Paris Writer's Residency, sponsored jointly by The American University of Paris (BT天堂), the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Irish Arts Centre), and the University of Kent Paris School of Arts and Culture (PSAC).

The appointment is non-stipendiary but accommodation is provided at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in the heart of the Latin Quarter (5猫 arrondissement). In addition, there is an expenses allowance of 1,500鈧 to cover travel and living costs.

There are three main obligations:

  • A day of interaction with undergraduate Creative Writing students at BT天堂;
  • A workshop with Masters students at PSAC;
  • A reading/public event at Reid Hall hosted jointly by BT天堂, PSAC, and CCI.

The writer appointed to this position may be a practitioner in poetry, prose, or another genre, including literary translation. We are interested in someone who offers interdisciplinary possibilities and who would relish the opportunity to engage with students.

Please submit your application via Interfolio, by clicking the button below.聽(You will need to create an account.)

Applicants are asked to submit:

  • a letter explaining in no more than 500 words why Paris is an appropriate location for their residency and how they would plan to work with the students.
  • a CV
  • a short sample of current work, not exceeding 3,000 words

Applications close on 1 May 2024 and the successful candidate will be notified by 1 June 2024.

*Please note that neither EU citizenship nor the legal right to work in France is required for this month-long residency. 聽