Here's an opportunity to find that quiet you need to write. Try, who knows?
The M Literary Residency Program has been established to disseminate a broader knowledge of contemporary life and writing in India and China today and to foster deeper intellectual, cultural and artistic links across individuals and communities. Applicants are invited to apply for three month residencies in India or China.
Applications for the 2012 Residency are now being accepted. Application deadline is Friday, 1 July 2011, and decisions will be announced 31 October.
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