Richard Hugo House will hire a writer between the ages of 16 and 19 to serve as the Youth Writer-in-Residence from October 2006 through September 2007. Candidates should be active writers, either poets, plays, fiction, or creative nonfiction. They should have experience writing for a school newspaper (or another established publication) or have produced their own publication (such as a zine or chapbook). Candidates should also have experience in or enthusiasm for running writing-based performances and programs for youth from diverse backgrounds. Hugo House's open mic for youth, Stage Fright, is an example of this kind of programming.
For more information, contact Alix Wilber, 206-322-7030 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due September 15, 2006.