Florence Writers, a literary group within St Mark’s Cultural Association, has announced a new annual “Writer in Residence” programme. The first such residency for Florence Writers, it will be launched by author Paula McGrath, winner of a competition run earlier this year in collaboration with the Irish Writers Centre, Dublin. Paula and future winners of the residency will stay in one of St. Mark’s apartments for a week and will have the opportunity to host readings and workshops.
The aim of the residency is to provide support and encouragement to every level of writer through opportunities such as this, the annual Publishing Day and a regular Poetry Open Mic, as well as a programme of readings. St. Mark’s Cultural Association was founded in early 2013 as a platform where music, words and art would create lasting relationships across cultures and communities in Florence and beyond.