International Travel Funding Available to Writers
International Writers’ Programme 2007
New Zealand writers hoping to broaden their literary horizons through overseas travel, may be helped on their journeys in 2007 as part of the New Zealand Book Council’s International Writers’ Programme.
The Book Council is calling for applications for the 2007 programme. It delivers the programme in conjunction with Creative New Zealand’s Audience and Market Development initiatives. The International Writers’ Programme provides New Zealand writers with support to attend international literary festivals. Writers on promotional visits connected with the international publication of their work are also eligible to apply for assistance.
Writers should be of proven literary excellence with a good publishing track record. Inquiries are welcome from writers in all fields of literary work (fiction, poetry, children’s literature, drama and literary non-fiction). Interested writers can email or write with a sae to the New Zealand Book Council office for an application form and the conditions of the exchange opportunity. Applications will be judged by a panel convened by the New Zealand Book Council’s Chief Executive. The first deadline for 2007 applications is 15 December 2006.