Applications close soon for the Jessie Kesson Fellowship

Applications close soon for the Jessie Kesson Fellowship

Tue 1 Dec 2015 / Opportunities


The Jessie Kesson Fellowship award was established in 2009 by Moniack Mhor in honour of her life and work. 

Established writers are invited to apply for the month long residency by Moniack Mhor Writers’ Centre. The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 4th December 2015. 

2016 is also the centenary of Jessie Kesson’s birth, and the fellowship residency kicks off a series of events and celebrations taking place during the year.

The successful candidate will:

  • Live on-site in the cottage at Moniack Mhor for the whole month of March 2016.
  • Have the opportunity to deliver six creative writing workshops based on or inspired by Jessie Kesson’s life and work in local schools, libraries, or community centres.
  • Take a role in hosting a public evening event in the form of a reading or lecture
  • Be asked to contribute one piece of work to Moniack Mhor at the end of the residency.

The final terms of the Fellowship will be agreed by the successful candidate and Moniack Mhor. There may also be an opportunity to become involved in the wider centenary celebration throughout the year.

Visit the Moniack Mhor website here for details on eligibility and how to apply.