Manchester City of Literature and Manchester Literature Festival are offering two virtual writer residencies to take place this June during the Festival of Libraries.

During the three week residency, writers will be hosted by one of Manchester’s historic libraries with the opportunity to explore their online collections and archives, meet librarians and find out more about Manchester’s literary heritage, and enjoy virtual walking tours of the city.

During the residency, writers will be encouraged to share their experience of the city with Manchester’s literary community via social media, to take part in other meetings and talks including sharing their work and their influences and to produce a new piece of writing responding to Manchester or links between the city and their own UNESCO City of Literature. Writers will also be asked to take part in an online talk about their residency for Manchester Literature Festival.

If you’re a Notts writer who thinks they would be great at this, then apply: