For the past five years, the Parfitt Pascoe Writing Residency has been a vital part of the Families in Global Transition Conference. The opportunity for budding writers to receive formal training, mentoring, writing assignments and publishing opportunities has been eagerly embraced by the FIGT and expat writing communities.
So, it is with real sadness that FIGT is announcing that PPWR will not be a part of #FIGT2019.
Jo Parfitt, the driving force behind the PPWR, is currently unable to continue in her driving role of managing the Residency. Those of you who follow Jo’s Monday Morning Musings will be aware of some of the personal challenges Jo is facing and her need to prioritise balance and self-care.
All of us, on the FIGT Board, appreciate and understand Jo’s decision. We will review the writing residency concept in the future. For now, we wish Jo strength and blessings.
There have been 22 writing residents, 100s of articles and 100s of thousands of words. We thank Jo (and her partner in PPWR, Robin Pascoe) for the legacy of writers and writings they have created.