The British Council is working with the Mitchell Library (Glasgow, Scotland) and a local Caribbean partner to convene an ambitious residency programme for writers of historical fiction from both places to explore this relationship. Two Caribbean writers from the Commonwealth will take up residence at Mitchell Library for three weeks with a creative brief to explore and respond to the archive of original source material from the time period. One Scottish writer will head to Trinidad for three weeks, one spent in the company of literature networks in Port of Spain and a further two of independent travel to visit dispersed resources across the Caribbean region and do the same. Writers will publicly explore the relationship between the two places and the craft of weaving history into their stories.
The writers from the Caribbean (Lisa Allen-Agostini & Diana MacAulay) will be at the Mitchell Library from 11 August – 31 August and the outgoing writer (Jane Harris) will be in the Caribbean from 1st September - 21st September.
Here is a link to the webpage http://literature.britishcouncil.org/news/2014/july/trading-tales-call-for-writers