Michelle Hannon, Executive Director of the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, has announced the availability of a new fellowship at the Colony.
The award will go to a writer who is working on a short or long work of non-fiction focusing on mental illness, either that of the writer or of someone else. The thrust of the work should be on how the writer or the other person has managed and continues to manage the mental illness.
The fellowship provides the writer with a two-week residency in one of the Colony’s private suites, together with European-style, sit-down dinner Monday through Friday.
The work in progress should offer insight, awareness, and, most importantly, hope. It should share the writer’s dreams and any necessary adjustments that must be made to realize them. The personal story should include narratives focused on relationships, family life, travel, employment, civic contributions, and passions, along with the barriers, fears, and stigma resulting from the illness.
The non-fiction work proposed for the fellowship may take the form of memoir, personal essay, profile, or biography.
The deadline to apply is September 30, 2019.
For an application form, visit the Writers’ Colony website.