Urban Omnibus, NYC Parks and the Freshkills Park Alliance seek a writer-in-residence. Photo via Freshkills Park

Urban Omnibus announces a new opportunity for an Urban Wild Writer in partnership with NYC Parks and the Freshkills Park Alliance. We seek a writer to explore and interpret the contemporary urban landscape where highways meet gas wells, herons, and kayakers.

This new and unique experience for one writer-in-residence will take place at the 2,200 acre closed landfill on Staten Island that will become the second-largest public park in New York City. This writing residency seeks to bring a first-hand perspective to topics that include the environment, technology, urban life, nature, and waste. One writer will gain personal access to the diverse ecosystems present in the unopened park in late summer, 2018. The writer will produce a work of creative nonfiction engaging with the contemporary metropolitan landscape to be published online by Urban Omnibus in the fall of 2018. The residency is designed to be short, flexible, and out of doors.

Read more (and apply!) at Urban Omnibus.