The Windmill Residency 2021

The Windmill Residency 2021

Sunday 3.10

Residency for New Writers

Mishkenot Sha'ananim is a home for lovers of literature in Israel. From the annual International Writers Festival in Jerusalem to the cultural and literary events that it hosts throughout the year, the institution aims to support current and future local literary activity. This year, Mishkenot Sha'ananim launched a unique cultural project the purpose of which is to nurture the future generation of literature in Israel: a residency for new writers, who will be invited to a week of writing and inspiration that also includes rich literary and professional content.

Artistic director: Sarai Shavit

Program highlights

  • The residency program will take place at Mishkenot Sha'ananim for one week during the period from November 24, 2021 to December 21, 2121.
  • The writers selected for the program will be invited to spend a week at the Mishkenot Sha'ananim guest house.
  • Alongside quiet, time, and space for writing, the program participants will also receive professional content tailored specifically for them: master classes with experienced writers and artists, editing labs, an introduction to the world of local publishing, tours of Jerusalem, and more.

Threshold Conditions and Call for Applications

  • The program is intended for prose writers who are working on their first or second book.
  • Participation is not restricted in terms of age.
  • Participation in the program is free of charge.
  • Participants must commit to taking part in all Incubator Week activities and workshops.
  • The deadline for applications is Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 10:00 AM.

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Terms and Conditions

  • The proposals will be reviewed by a professional committee that includes representatives of Mishkenot Sha'ananim and literary figures. Replies will be emailed by early November 2021.
  • In case of a change in the Ministry of Health’s COVID-19 guidelines, the project will be postponed to a later date and participants will be notified.


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