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Thurber House Seeks Applicants for the John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program

Thurber House has launched the “John E. Nance Writer-in-Residence Program.” One writer will receive a $4,000 stipend and a two-month stay at the boyhood home of famous humor writer, James Thurber.

Follow this link to learn more details and download the application. The contest closes on March 15, 2012. The program honors celebrated photojournalist John E. Nance who devoted four decades of his life to photography and writing.

Here’s more from the release: “Nance himself was a Thurber House Writer-in-Residence in 1995 and 1998.  He served on the Thurber House Board of Trustees from 2003 to 2009, acted as its official events photographer, and contributed features and book reviews to The Columbus Dispatch.  He died in March 2010 … Reviving a program that ran from 1984-2002, the residency is intended to provide a writer with the gift of time to develop his or her work, while enjoying the opportunity to live in Thurber’s boyhood home.”

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