Luso-American Scholarships: Through a partnership with the Luso-American Development Foundation, DISQUIET offers full and partial scholarships–including airfare, tuition and lodging–to North American writers of Luso (Portuguese or Lusophone-country) descent. Deadline: February 15, 2015. There is NO FEE to apply. For more information, see: http://disquietinternational.org/the-program/contests-scholarships/
Group photo of DISQUIET 2014 participants at Pessoa’s birthplace. Photo by Steven Tagle.
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DISQUIET ’14 alum Hugo Dos Santos on the Luso-American literary movement and Presence/Presença in the Luso Americano: “Dos Santos credits both the merit of his writings as well as local organizations like Proverbo, Presence/Presença, and Brick City Speaks for featuring his work. He calls these literary groups ‘evidence that there is something in the larger Luso-American community to justify its place in the world of American literature.'” Read more: LusoAmericano12.20.2014p34
Elaine Avila, winner of the first DISQUIET International Short Play competition, writes about a “Luso Revival” in theater and the Presence/Presença movement for HowlRound:
Staged readings at DISQUIET 2014 in Lisbon.
“Our tears about the struggle for literacy are matched by the exhilaration of being part of a group that is telling its stories for the first time. Our families have overcome the education and class barriers, allowing this generation to find its voice. A core part of DISQUIET every year has been a “Writing the Luso Experience” workshop with a prominent Luso-American writer (Frank X. Gaspar or Katherine Vaz) and awards to writers of Portuguese descent to help them attend the program. In the inaugural 2011 workshop, Gaspar inspired the founding of a literary movement he called Presence/Presença, after the famed Portuguese literary journal and for the group’s mission of addressing the absence of Luso voices.” – See more at: http://howlround.com/the-t-aland#sthash.CsdIfG94.u7RQ6FLq.dpuf