The Olive Writers Summer Camp in partnership with the American Language Center Casablanca calls application for fully funded Summer Camp 2020. The Summer Camp, our flagship program, brings young writers from across Morocco together to spend six days at an intensive writing residency in Casablanca free of charge. The Summer Camp is co-sponsored by the American Language Center – Casablanca and the US. Embassy Rabat through the US. Department of State’s Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund, with the support of the University of Iowa’s International Writing Progam and the Jazz 3/4 association.
Participants will attend daily creative writing workshops (offered in Arabic or English), attend lectures by renowned writers, learn about literary translation and the publishing industry, revise and refine a creative project of their own, and become part of a dynamic community of fellow writers.
Candidates must send the application materials (a writing sample, the completed writing assignment, the statement of purpose, and a photo of themselves) as a single MS Word document to [email protected]
In 300 words, describe in English or in Arabic why creative writing is important in your life. Please also discuss the difficulties or challenges you have faced in your writing, as well as what you hope to learn at the program.
Candidates must fill out the application form (below) and email the application materials to the Olive Writers. All application materials must be received no later than 12:00 (midnight) GMT +1 on Monday, June 2, 2020.