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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Two Residencies

2011 Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency
Intensive Learning Term poet-in-residence program, late April to mid May 15, 2011. From the early 1930s to the mid 1940s, Olivet College hosted some of the best-known writers of the time: Sinclair Lewis, Sherwood Anderson, Katherine Ann Porter, Carl Sandburg, Ford Madox Ford, W.H. Auden, and Gertrude Stein. In that tradition, Olivet has established an annual residency program for poets who are establishing a name for themselves in this new millennium. Previous Sandburg-Auden-Stein poets-in-residence are John Rybicki (2007) and Carol V. Davis (2008).

During the 2011 Intensive Learning Term, the Olivet College Humanities Department will offer its fifth poet-in-residence position. The Sandburg-Auden-Stein poet will live on or near campus and teach ENG 247: Poetry Writing. The Sandburg-Auden-Stein poet will also host two public events: a public reading of his or her work and a stand-alone talk/discussion on a subject of his or her choice (publishing poetry, beat poets, def poetry, etc.). An award of $3,100 (plus room and board) will be given to the 2011 poet. The Humanities Department faculty will evaluate the submissions and choose the winner. Poets who have published at least one book of poetry are eligible. Submissions are due on Sept. 10, 2009, and should include the following: five poems from your most recent book, a single page personal statement regarding, your poetics and teaching, a current résumé and two references. There is no entry fee. Please contact Kirk Hendershott-Kraetzer, Ph.D., Humanities Department chair, with your questions at (269) 749-7621 or Electronic applications are strongly encouraged: .rtf, .doc, .docx formats accepted, .pdf preferred. Send to with “Residency application” indicated in the subject line. Application materials may be sent by regular mail to: Sandburg-Auden-Stein Residency / Humanities Department / Olivet College / 320 S. Main St. / Olivet, MI 49076. More here.

COCC Barber Library Seeks Scholar-in-Residence Applicants
Bend, Oregon. July 7, 2009. The Central Oregon Community College (COCC) Barber Library seeks applications for the fifth year of the Library Scholar-in-Residence Program. The appointment will continue the focus on creative writing with a Writer in Residence. The appointment begins September 1 and offers the selected scholar a shared office in the library, a computer and network use, and faculty level research access for up to one year. The library provides a stipend of $250 to the Scholar at the end of the spring term. The college and the library see this as an opportunity to support Central Oregon's vibrant cultural community on and off campus and help connect students, faculty and staff to these cultural opportunities. It's hoped that the provision of professional work space and research access will help the Scholar advance his or her creative project(s). Application Procedure: Submit the four items below to Mary Beth Hamilton, Library Administrative Assistant, College Library, COCC, 2600 NW College Way, Bend, OR 97701. Electronic submission is encouraged. Send to (replace (at) with @) and include "Scholar in Residence" in the subject line. Deadline is July 31. 1. Current resume including a list of publications and/or work in the writing/publishing field. 2. Brief biography. 3. Statement about a proposed work or sample of a work in pr ogress that the use of the office in the library and access to20resear ch resources would assist you in completing. 4. Statement of interest in encouraging creative writing by students and staff with a short sample of a few ideas you may have to offer opportunities and exposure to writing and literature. Additional information here. Additional details about the Library Scholar in Residence here.

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