Tuesday, November 22, 2011

News from DISQUIET: Dzanc Books International Literary Program in Lisbon

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The second annual DISQUIET: Dzanc Books International Literary Program in Lisbon, Portugal is now accepting applications and the contest and scholarship competitions are open!


We also have a brand new website: www.disquietinternational.org


2012 guest writers and faculty include: Junot Diaz, Denise Duhamel, John Frey, Robert Olmstead, Anthony De Sa, George Saunders, Richard Zenith, Kim Addonizio, Sally Ashton, Dan Bern, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Frank X. Gaspar, Philip Graham, Christine Hume, Joshua Knelman, Horacio Castellanos Moya, Josip Novakovich, Deb Olin Unferth, Terri Witek, Luísa Costa Gomes, valter hugo mãe, José Luís Peixoto, Jacinto Lucas Pires, Patrícia Reis, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Rui Zink, editors from Dzanc Books, Guernicaand Open Letter, and many others.


This year, in addition, to workshops in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, we're offering workshops in Songwriting with Dan Bern; Photo-Documentary Storytelling with Pulitzer-Prize winning Photojournalist Deanne Fitzmaurice; and Book Arts with Portland's Independent Publishing Resource Center.


Last year's inaugural program was a resounding success, with more than fifty North American writers gathering in Lisbon for workshops, seminars, talks, and frivolity with contemporary Portuguese writers and artists.


This year's program will take place from July 1 - July 13, 2012 and will include, in addition to the workshops, literary walks and other excursions, craft talks and readings from North American and Portuguese writers.


The International Literature Award: A full scholarship (airfare, tuition and lodging) is available for the winner of the Dzanc Books / Guernica International Literature Award, judged this year by Colson Whitehead. This multi-genre contest seeks poetry, fiction, or non-fiction that broadens the landscape of North American literature beyond the boundaries of North America. The winning work will also be published in Guernica, one of the best literary and cultural magazines on the web.


Full and partial scholarships are also available through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation for North American writers of Portuguese or Luso descent.


The deadline for contest and scholarships is January 31, 2012.


Further details available at our website, http://disquietinternational.org. Please direct any questions to disquietinternational@gmail.com. Join our Facebook Group. And/or like us!


Interesting reading: The Academy of Urbanism in the UK recently voted Lisbon the European City of the Year.


We look forward to seeing you in Lisbon! 



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