Arquetopia is excited to introduce their brand new Writers-in-Residence Program offering important professional opportunities for writers, journalists, playwrights and translators to experience the rich and diverse heritage of Puebla or Oaxaca. Arquetopia welcomes writers from diverse genres including poetry, prose (fiction and non-fiction), drama (screen and playwriting), children’s literature, journalism (travel writing, magazine articles, editorials) bloggers, as well as translators and editors. We are now accepting applications for all of our writers residencies for 2012. To accommodate demand, the application deadline is June 17.
Each residency is unique, based on the type of residency and the writer’s proposal. All proposals are welcome; residents are chosen on the basis of literary merit and evaluation of the proposed project. Arquetopia is committed to establishing dialogue with the community, and all writers-in-residence are encouraged to get involved with the city’s literary and cultural life by participating in one of the following public components:
Formal reading event
Publishing an article or excerpt in a local newspaper, magazine or blog
Leading a writers’ workshop
Contact Christopher Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org for an application or further information.
Arquetopia is a nonprofit foundation run entirely by artists. Arquetopia’s programs promote development and social transformation through contemporary art with a non-traditional, culturally diverse and multidisciplinary approach. Arquetopia offers artist residency programs of the highest quality, making its staff available and creating a community among staff and resident artists. Arquetopia’s resident artist backgrounds are diverse in all aspects. As part of Arquetopia’s mission is to promote diversity, artists from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East are especially encouraged to apply.
Puebla, known as the “City of Angels,” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that lies 136 km (84 mi) from Mexico City and has approximately 5,000 colonial buildings. Puebla is famous for a deep cultural identity, delicious cuisine, Talavera ceramics, and traditions rooted in the 16th-century Baroque and enriched by a blend of five pre-Hispanic/indigenous cultures, Arabic, Jewish, French and Spanish influences.
Oaxaca is a beautiful colonial city nestled in a valley in the Sierra Madre mountain range of Southern Mexico. Oaxaca is located 450 km (280 miles) southeast of Mexico City. Oaxaca was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 for its central Historic Monuments Zone and the archaeological site of Monte Alban.