Residency: Leon Levy Center for Biography - NY (Deadline Feb. 15)

New Writing Fellowships at the Leon Levy Center for Biography

The Leon Levy Center for Biography announces four year-long residencies at The Graduate Center, CUNY. Established to develop a fresh approach and bring new voices to the writing of biography, the newly founded Center’s mission is to encourage and support the connection between university-based and independent biographers working in print, film, visual arts and other media. Through public programs, the Center also intends to stimulate public conversation about the role of biography in our time.

The Center is now inviting applications for four writing fellows. Each fellowship/ residency carries with it a stipend of $60,000, writing space, faculty privileges and full access to library resources and research facilities.

We encourage applications from established and emerging writers with or without university affiliation, including novelists, journalists, poets, playwrights, graphic novelists, and biographers who are in the process of writing biographies.

Applications must include a cover letter with contact information, a 5-10 page writing sample, a full project description (3-5 pages), a narrative account of career, Curriculum Vitae and 2 letters of recommendation.

DEADLINE: February 15th, 2008

Completed applications should be sent to:

The Leon Levy Center for Biography
Room 5103
The Graduate Center , CUNY
365 Fifth Avenue
NY NY 10016
Phone (212)817-2005
Email: ch@gc.cuny.edu

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