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Scottish Book Trust announces new fellowship for writers in English, Scots or Gaelic

Scottish Book Trust has announced a new fellowship program for writers based in Scotland and working in English, Scots and Gaelic, reports Book Brunch.

The Ignite fellowship, which builds on the trust’s existing mentoring program, will award three writers fellowships in 2019. In partnership with the Gaelic Books Council, one fellowship will be awarded specifically to a writer working in the Gaelic language. Writers working in Scots are also encouraged to apply.

The fellowship will allow writers to switch to new genre or medium. For example, a poet may write a screenplay, a writer for adults may create work for children, or an illustrator or playwright may work on a novel.

Recipients will be awarded a £2000 (A$3630) bursary, tailored creative project support, and a week-long writing retreat at Scotland’s creative writing centre Moniack Mhor, among other opportunities.

CEO of Scottish Book Trust Mark Lambert said: ‘Whether in English, Scots or Gaelic, we are looking forward to receiving submissions from writers across Scotland.’

For more information about the fellowship, see the Scottish Book Trust website.



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