A new project from New Writing North and the African Writers Trust seeks to make connections between young writers across continents.

The African Writers Trust/New Writing North Digital Residency takes place in Northern England and Uganda between May and July 2022, led by the acclaimed poet Nick Makoha.

The project seeks to explore a range of voices and experiences that connect to a sense of home and heritage. The digital residency is open to 18–25-year-olds and will see a group of five writers from Uganda connect with five writers from the North of England through a programme of digital workshops, peer exchanges, and guest writer sessions, culminating in a group showcase.

Find out more and how to apply on our African Writers Trust/New Writing North Digital Residency page.

This programme is supported by the International Literature Showcase Collaboration Fund. The International Literature Showcase is a partnership between the National Centre for Writing and the British Council.