Community Writer-in-Residence


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


348 S. 5th St.Highlands, NC 28741


The Literacy Council is seeking a Community Writer-in-Residence.

The length of the residency and schedules are determined upon individual basis. If seeking college/university credit, please contact your advisor. Longer residencies will require more involvement in community outreach work for The Literacy Council.

Applicants must provide a proposal, to include:

· CV/resume

· Statement of purpose outlining project, residency, and career goals (max 1000 words)

· Writing sample of approximately 1,500 words

The Community Writer in Residence will receive:

- Free work space Monday-Thursday 9a-3p, Fridays 9a-5p

- Dedicated laptop

- Access to The Literacy Councils’ resources

- Training on Wilson Reading Program

The Community Writer in Residence responsibilities:

- Draft articles for the local newspaper for The Literacy Council (reviewed and approved by Executive Director for publishing)

- Opportunity for publication in the Laurel Magazine

- Social media posts

- Opportunity to jumpstart The Literacy Council Residence Blog

- Participate in the After School Enrichment program or Individual tutoring

- Follow The Literacy Council’s policies and procedures

- Provide own transportation

- Positive ambassador for The Literacy Council

- Other responsibilities determined on individual basis

Optional activities:

- Individual tutoring

- After school enrichment programs

- Community Outreach

Please email application to Tonya Anderson, Program & Volunteer Manager, at


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Journalism
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check

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