Aged 18 to 25 and living in South Yorkshire? Do you like to write or express yourself with words?
Apply now to take part in The Word Exchange – a three-day intensive writing residency for emerging young writers, at London’s Tate Modern Switch House, taking place 15-17 February 2017. The Word Exchange is programmed by Arvon, in conjunction with the Writing Squad and Hive South Yorkshire (Deadline 10am thurs 19th Jan)
This is an exciting opportunity to develop your writing, and experiment with new forms and ways of working, in the stimulating environment of Tate Modern. With the support of top writers, you’ll enjoy:
This three-day course will be led by two acclaimed writers – poet Jacob Sam-La Rose and writer Sarah Butler.
Jacob Sam-La Rose’s poetry has been described as “vivid, masterly and carefully structured”. His collection Breaking Silence was shortlisted for both a Forward Poetry prize and the Aldeburgh Fenton award, and is a set text for the OCR English Language and Literature A-Level (EMC). He is widely recognised as a facilitator, mentor and supporter of young and emerging poets, and is responsible for the Barbican Young Poets programme and the Spoken Word Education Programme (Goldsmiths University). His practice also includes cross-disciplinary collaboration, exploring poetry in conjunction with technology, physical theatre and conceptual art. Website: www.jsamlarose.com
Sarah Butler has two novels published by Picador: Ten Things I’ve Learnt about Love and Before the Fire. She explores the relationship between writing and place through prose, poetry and participatory projects, often collaborating with other writers, visual artists, photographers, filmmakers and architects. Recent writing residencies include writer-in-residence on the Central tube line; at Great Ormond Street Hospital; and Stories from the Road – a project exploring personal stories of Oxford Road, Manchester. Website: www.urbanwords.org.uk
Who can apply?
The Word Exchange is aimed at young people, aged 18 to 25, living, or based, in South Yorkshire. All creative writing forms are welcome, from poetry and spoken word to novel and script, and all interests and starting points, whether you’re just embarking on your writing journey or seeking a challenge or new direction. We are particularly keen to hear from young people from diverse backgrounds, and those who feel they wouldn’t normally access this kind of opportunity.
Full Cost: £75 per person (includes travel, three nights’ accommodation, meals & all workshops and support).
Discounts: A number of discounts are available for individuals unable to pay in full. If cost is an issue, please get in touch before putting in an application to discuss how we can support you.
Places are limited.
Deadline for applications: (Deadline 10am thurs 19th Jan- extended from 18th Jan
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This residency is programmed by Arvon, a Tate Exchange Associate, in conjunction with the Writing Squad and Hive South Yorkshire
About the Word Exchange partners
The Tate Exchange is a space for everyone to collaborate, test ideas and discover new perspectives on life, through art. It is an annual programme brings together international artists, over 50 partners who work within and beyond the arts. More info.
Arvon is a national creative writing charity that produces residential and city-based creative writing courses and retreats for schools, groups and individuals. Founded in 1968, many of the UK’s most prominent writers have taught on Arvon courses, including Carol Ann Duffy, Malorie Blackman and Simon Armitage. www.arvon.org
The Writing Squad is the North’s professional development programme for emerging young writers www.writingsquad.com
Hive South Yorkshire is the new hub for young writers (14 to 25) in the South Yorkshire region. Whether you like to write as a hobby, want to express yourself better with words, or are focused on a writing career – Hive is here to help young writers reach their potential.
To apply, email:
In your letter of application, please tell us about the following:
Please also state on your letter if you wish to be considered for a discount or you can get in touch about this first before putting in an application to discuss how we can support you if you’d prefer: firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants will be contacted by email to confirm their place by Weds 25th January 2017.
Main photo: Trevor Patt
Title: Tate Modern Switch House, London Herzog & de Meuron, 2016