The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers and Musicians

Funding Agency:
Carson McCullers Center

Named in honor of Carson's parents, The Marguerite and Lamar Smith Fellowship for Writers was inspired by McCullers' experience at the Breadloaf Writer's Conference in Vermont and, especially, the Yaddo Arts Colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. To honor the contribution of these writers' residences to McCullers' work, the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians awards fellowships for writers to spend time in McCullers' childhood home in Columbus, Georgia. The fellowships are intended to afford the writers in residence uninterrupted time to dedicate to their work, free from the distractions of daily life and other professional responsibilities.

The Marguerite and Lamar Fellowship for Writers will be offered for the fall semester of 2017, the fellowship to begin the first of September and to end the first of December. During this period of time, the Writing Fellow will reside in a spacious private apartment in Carson McCullers's childhood home, the Smith-McCullers House. The Fellow will be provided with a stipend of $5,000 to cover costs of transportation, food and other incidentals. Fellowship recipients are encouraged to take an active role in the community and to meet informally with students and local residents interested in writing. The Fellow will work with the McCullers Center Director to plan a presentation near the end of the residency.

Deadline: Apr. 1, 2021

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Arts & Humanities

External Deadline

April 1, 2021