Writers Wanted For Project On The Transatlantic Slave Trade

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Litfest, in partnership with Lancashire Museums Service, want to commission
three writers to create three 10-minute pieces for radio.

The pieces will be based on two days research, using material relating to
Lancaster’s involvement with the Transatlantic Slave Trade, from the archives at Lancaster Maritime Museum and the Judges’ Lodgings.

Work must be completed by the end of October 2006 for broadcast on BBC Radio Lancashire in November. The pieces will also be available as podcasts on the litfest and Lancashire Museums websites as well as on display in the Museums.

This project is related to the ‘ABOLISHED?’ programme of exhibitions and events marking the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade in 2007.

The fee for each writer is £700. Writers will be commissioned on a freelance basis.

To apply please submit a sample of your recent work to Catherine Sadler via email (max 500 words or 3 poems). Please submit work as a word or rtf attachment, along with your CV and a paragraph on what interests you about this project, by Friday 1 September 2006.

Informal interviews will take place on Friday 8 September.
Writers must also be available on 21 September for an induction day.

If you have any queries please contact Catherine Sadler via email

email catherine.sadler@litfest.org

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