2024 Jahrling Forese Writer-In-Residence - Graphic Novelist

Colby College’s Creative Writing Program is accepting applications for a Graphic Novelist for the Spring, 2024 Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in-Residency.

The Jahrling Forese residency is a semester-long opportunity for a writer at any stage of their career to work on a new project while contributing to Colby’s thriving literary community. The Program is looking for a graphic novelist for spring 2024. We will also be happy to consider a team of one writer and an illustrator. Duties include teaching one class designed by the resident(s) in consultation with Program faculty; giving one public presentation of work-in-progress and one public lecture, workshop, or demonstration to a general audience; scheduling office hours; working with selected students one-on-one; and interacting with the broader Waterville community. In addition to a generous honorarium, Colby provides residents with housing in downtown Waterville and a generous stipend for expenses.

Qualifications:  An MFA, terminal degree in a related field (or professional experience equivalent to a terminal degree), one published graphic novel, and experience teaching at the undergraduate level. 

To apply, please submit a CV, a cover letter, a description of the proposed undergraduate course, writing sample, and the names of two possible references (please do not send reference letters at this time).

Materials can be posted to Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/130055

Deadline:  Monday, October 2, 2023.

Address inquiries about the Jennifer Jahrling Forese Writer-in Residence Program to Creative Writing Program Director Adrian Blevins (ablevins@colby.edu).

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes personnel decisions on the basis of the individual’s qualifications to contribute to Colby’s educational objectives and institutional needs. The principle of not discriminating on the basis of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, caste, national or ethnic origin, marital status, genetic information, political beliefs, veteran or military status, parental status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, physical or mental disability unrelated to the job or course of study requirements is consistent with the mission of a liberal arts college and the law.

For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

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