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Writer in Residence, Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts

07 May 2019

ArtfulScribe and Lighthouse are excited to announce a new vacancy for a Writer in Residence to work with Lighthouse staff, visitors and touring productions from September 2019 as part of the DO: Write Literature Development Project in Dorset.

It’s envisaged that the successful candidate will deliver some outreach workshops that interact with Lighthouse’s seasonal programme and will also be willing to creatively engage with the venue and its history to produce new work reflective of the residency.

As well as being a talented writer, the Writer in Residence will be a confident speaker and advocate for the potential of performance and writing to enrich and transform lives.

An honorarium of £5000 accompanies the position, based on a commitment of one day per week over a 48 week period. A publishing contract will also be included as part of this post.

This is an excellent portfolio opportunity for a writer to raise their public profile and to gain valuable experience working in an environment that champions the arts and engages with creative communities.

Applicants are requested to submit a CV of relevant experience along with a statement of approximately one side of A4 detailing what they can bring to and hope to gain from the role. If you have any questions, and to apply, please email

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 11th June. 


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