The Colleen Lewis Research/Writing Residency 2019


Fresh Milk recently announced the Colleen Lewis Research/Writing Residency 2019 to offer a Barbadian-based writer, scholar, researcher, curator or art historian a one-month residency. This four-week residency runs from June 10 to July 5, 2019. The deadline for applications is March 29, 2019.

Description: Proposals must demonstrate interest in engaging with the material in the Colleen Lewis Reading Room (CLRR) as a critical resource, articulating the value of the residency opportunity in a retreat-like location as a time for research, production of new writing or scholarship and expansion of references & knowledge.

The CLRR offers resource materials which may be used for research purposes and as a source of inspiration. The selected resident will be asked to share informal reviews or responses to CLRR publications as a way to activate the collection and interface with the public. At the end of the residency, they will have the opportunity to share their research outcomes or new writings with the local community.

About Colleen Lewis: Colleen Heather Lewis (nee Shaw) was born on July 12, 1962 in Canada. She died in Barbados on September 6, 2006.  Many of the books in this reading room have come from Colleen’s own collection of books, which she acquired while doing an art history degree in Toronto and her Masters in Cultural Studies at Cave Hill, reflecting her interest in and love for the arts. The Colleen Lewis Reading Room collection has been established in her name to keep her memory alive and reflects the generosity of her spirit.

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