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Residency opportunities at the Wordsworth Trust | 01-Jul-16

In 2015 Tony Harrison, Winner of the David Cohen Prize for Literature, nominated the Wordsworth Trust to receive the Clarissa Luard Award.  The Clarissa Luard Award is funded by Arts Council England, and given annually to a writer under the age of 35 or to an organisation that supports young writers.  The Wordsworth Trust has chosen to use the Award to fund a series of month-long residencies between November 2016 and March 2017.

Each residency offers an invaluable opportunity for exceptional poets under 35 years of age, from any cultural background and writing within any literary tradition, to spend time in the heart of the Lake District, an area of exceptional natural beauty that so much inspired William Wordsworth. You will have the opportunity to respond creatively to the Wordsworth Trust's outstanding collection of manuscripts, books and fine art, and to contribute to our exciting Heritage Lottery Fund-supported project, 'Reimagining Wordsworth'. 

Each poet will be paid a fee of £1,750 for a one-month residency.

For more details visit the Wordsworth Trust website

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