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By Fiona Reid
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Bids invited for literary residency

WRITERS from Dumfries and Galloway are being invited to apply for a year-long writing residency at The University of Stirling.

From next March it will host the 2024 Dr Gavin Wallace Fellowship which supports Scottish based mid-career and established writers to develop new work.

Alongside a stipend of £20,000, the university’s literature and languages division will offer the selected fellow access to dedicated space on campus and support in designing tailored professional development opportunities including author appearances, attendance at research seminars and research trips.

Dr Liam Bell, Stirling University’s senior lecturer in creative writing, said: “We’re hugely looking forward to welcoming a writer to join our community of writers – across both students and staff – and continuing an ongoing literary conversation between our beautiful campus and the written word.”

The University is keen to hear from a diverse writing community and encourages applications from mid-career writers from under-represented groups, particularly writers of colour and those from ethnically-marginalised communities as well as writers who identify as disabled, working class, LGBTQ+ and their intersections.

For further information about the residency and how to apply, please visit the University of Stirling website. The deadline is Friday February 2.

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