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2023 Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence Program

The University of North Carolina Asheville invites applications for the Summer/Fall 2023 Wilma Dykeman Writer-in-Residence. This residency offers the recipient four consecutive weeks between July 1 and October 31, 2023, to write in the quiet comfort of author and activist Wilma Dykeman’s Asheville, North Carolina home. (The successful applicant will consult with UNC Asheville to determine the exact dates of their residency.) The Writer-in-Residence will receive a stipend of $2000 to cover transportation costs, food, and other incidentals.

The Program welcomes applications from writers whose work embodies a passion for equity and inclusion. The candidate’s work should demonstrate a commitment to social, racial, and/or gender justice, and writers of all genres are invited to apply.

Here’s the website to learn more and apply.

The Writer-in-Residence Selection Committee is composed of the following notable authors and community members:

Wiley Cash – Chair
Susan Andrew
Mildred Barya
Elizabeth Kostova
Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle