Wigtown Festival Company

Mentoring Programme 2017

Mentoring opportunities for writers in Dumfries & Galloway
Are you a writer living in Dumfries & Galloway looking to develop your work with the help of professional advice and support? Applications are invited for a the next round of the mentoring scheme, run by Wigtown Festival Company, to take place in autumn of 2017.
Applicants will be expected to be able to demonstrate commitment to writing and examples of work, published or unpublished, on which they can work with their mentor. (For example, three to four chapters of a novel, or several short stories/poems; or a strong synopsis, character outlines and first chapter). Mentoring will be provided by professional writers, selected according to the needs of the person mentored.

Applications from people of all ages will be considered and it is intended to select at least
one young person (14-26) as part of the scheme. Reasonable travel expenses will be paid.
To apply, please send the following details to harveywigtown@gmail.com

•1000-word sample of your writing (or equivalent for poets).

•500-word statement, specifying why you would benefit from free mentoring and detailing experience to date.

•Full contact details and any other supporting, relevant information

Closing date 5pm 30 June 2017.

Supported by Creative Scotland

Published by Eryl Gasper Dick

I am an artist and writer living in southwest Scotland. I freelance as a Literature Ambassador (for Wigtown Festival Co. who run the Scottish Book Town); as a creative writing teacher; and a content provider, populating people's websites and marketing materials with perfectly honed, clear sentences. When I'm not gadding about supporting writers, lit events, businesses, and students I write fiction, non-fiction, and the odd poem. I avidly believe that creativity is the answer to the problem.

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