Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship
Scottish Book Trust is delighted to announce that the
Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship for professional
writers is now open for applications.
Scotland-based writers, who would benefit from time away from
their usual environment to develop their work, are encouraged to
The Fellowship was initiated in 1994 by Franki Fewkes, a
Scottish Robert Louis Stevenson enthusiast then living in France,
and is supported by Creative Scotland. It provides residencies for
four 'Fellows', for one month each, in a self-catering studio
apartment at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at
Grez-sur-Loing in France. Travel and accommodation are paid for,
and there is a grant of £300 per week to cover living expenses.
Grez-sur-Loing is situated at the edge of the Forest of
Fontainebleau, and was chosen because of its connections with
Robert Louis Stevenson who first visited in 1875. It was there, at
the Hôtel Chevillon, that he met his future wife Fanny Osbourne.
Stevenson found both the place, and its well-established community
of writers and artists, highly attractive and he returned to
Grez-sur-Loing for three successive summers.
The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship has helped sixty writers
since its creation, and Scottish Book Trust has supported sixteen
writers since taking over the fellowship in 2014. Works produced
during the retreat include Janice Galloway's award winning memoir,
'All About Me', and some of Michael Pedersen's collection,
For details of how to apply for the Robert Louis Stevenson
Fellowship, and for full eligibility criteria, please visit the Scottish Book Trust website.
The closing date for Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2018
applications is MIDDAY ON WEDNESDAY 31 JANUARY