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Opportunity for an international writer-in-residence working in Scottish Gaelic

We have some amazing news! Islay Book Festival has been awarded an international writer-in-residence grant by the British Council, and for the International Year of Indigenous Languages we’ve decided to use it to form a key part of our Gaelic programme for this year’s festival (29th August to 1st September).

The successful applicant will be offered a two-week funded residency on the beautiful island of Islay in the second half of August 2019. During their stay on Scotland’s famous whisky isle, the resident will work on a creative project with our schools and a number of local partners, as well as contribute their own work as part of our book festival programme and take part in a Gaelic cultural celebration.

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