Belfast writer Linda Buckmaster has been awarded two writer residencies for this spring. She will be one of twenty-four interdisciplinary Associate Artists at Atlantic Center for the Arts in New Symrna Beach, Florida. Later in the spring, she will return for a second time to Obras Foundation in Portugal for a three-week residency in the Alentejo region. Both programs bring together visual artists, performers, and writers from around the world.
Buckmaster will be using her time to finish a collection of essays and to work on a collection of flash short stories about American “boomer” women. Former Poet Laureate of Belfast, her essay, fiction, and poetry have appeared in over thirty journals. One of her pieces was listed as a “Notable Essay” in Best American Essays 2013.