We are now accepting applications for
July 10th to August 4th, 2021
Application deadline: April 15th, 2021
The Prague Summer Program for Writers is a month-long summer writing residency in Prague, Czech Republic. In addition to having ample time to write in a beautiful and historic city, participants take part in weekly workshops, a private conference, weekly readings, a symposium on publishing, literary walking tours and more. (See full description here.)
- no more than 30 participants each summer
- 9 workshop sessions numbering no more than 12 writers + one private conference
- weekly readings or symposia, with Q&A sessions, in the historic center
- free walking tours and outings (see walking tours page)
- no application fee
- All applications are read by director Richard Katrovas and given feedback.
- significantly reduced tuition (see tuitions page)
- full fellowships and TAships available (see fellowships page)
- We will issue a full refund should the PSP be cancelled or should you be unable to travel due to the pandemic
- The PSP faculty 2021 is subject to change but will likely involve the following permanent faculty: Stuart Dybek, Jaimy Gordon, Patricia Hampl, Richard Katrovas, Joshua Mensch, Justin Quinn, Mark Slouka
Starting in the 2021 session, we will award up to six writers the following fellowships:
- Franz Kafka Fellowship for unique, especially historically underrepresented, voices
- Božena Němcová Fellowship for working mothers
- Arnošt Lustig Fellowship for writers in need
- Václav Havel Fellowship for writers who have not formally studied creative writing and/or have embarked on long-term, fulltime careers outside of creative writing
We also offer TA positions which lower the cost of tuition.
Further information and instructions on how to apply for fellowships and TAships here.
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