PREE Writing Studio


Here is information on the launch of the first PREE Writing Studio in May 24-28, 2020 at University of the West Indies-Mona, in Kingston, Jamaica. The deadline for applications is February 14, 2020. Writers leading workshops include Nicole Dennis-Benn, Ishion Hutchinson, Marlon James, Kei Miller, Ingrid Persaud, and Safiya Sinclair.

Description: At PREE we care about writing so it gives us great pleasure to launch the very first PREE Writing Studio in collaboration with the Department of Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, Mona and the Prince Claus Fund. We’re assembling some of the most exceptional Caribbean Writers for four days in Kingston, Jamaica. If you’re an emerging writer who’s keen to learn from the best, we invite you to join us. PREE Writing Studio is for all writers, anywhere, no Caribbean connection required.

When? May 24-28, 2020

Where? On the beautiful campus of The University of the West Indies, Mona, in Kingston, Jamaica

What? Four days at a residential, boutique studio with our most outstanding writers to get your writing muscles in shape. Each participant will work with one of our writers in their studio for the duration of the four days, getting intimate feedback from a respected author as well as your peers. Groups are designed to be small so that writers can get meaningful attention from tutors. If you’re an emerging or mid-career writer who wants to learn from some of the smartest, most innovative writers in the world, scroll down to see our exciting line-up.

Guidelines: We are currently accepting applications to the Pree 2020 Writing Studio! To express interest, please email a short sample (2500-3000 words, one to three poems) of your work to with Pree Writing Studio 2020 in the subject line. In the body of the email indicate a ranking of which writing studio you would like to participate in. Based on the quality of work, we will invite approximately 25-30 applicants to join us in May in Kingston. PREE staff will place you in a writing studio based on preference, availability, and best fit. For information on fees to attend studio please click here.

The deadline for applications is February 14, 2020.

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