As I am sure you are aware, Egypt is going through a rollercoaster and as such questions about the residency are not really answerable since my own position here could change at any time. I will not be renewing my inclusion with Res Artis network, though the arts residency blog will remain and who knows about the future. The country is in a mess, there are random times of violence and the conditions are not ideal for a person visiting Egypt for the first time or with little knowledge of the culture.
I do however continue to be very intergrated myself and my Creative Writing course that I deliver and various literary events continue well (see Writers' Centre link www.writerscentre.blogspot.com ) and a new literary journal was just launched that I am Editor of www.rowayat.com and I continue to produce my own work www.lindaclearypoetry.blogspot.com but I also consider moving later in the year - as the social conditions are getting worse.
So, for now, even though from time to time a person I already know, or one who has had previous exposure to Egypt, may stay, I am not advertising the residency as I do not feel it is a suitable time.
However, to anyone who is interested - thank you very much and good luck with all that you do! :)
All best for now and do feel free to keep in touch, Linda