Items Tagged With international retreats

Anam Cara Writer's and Artist's Retreat

Posted 2.4.10

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
West Cork,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat offers one-week to one-month residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, creative nonfiction writers, and other artists in West Cork, Ireland, overlooking Coulagh Bay and the mountains and farmlands of the Beara Peninsula. Residents are provided with a private room and all meals. The weekly residency fee ranges from 600 to 700 (approximately $835 to $974), depending on the room. Submit a one-paragraph project description. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Upon acceptance, a 50 percent deposit is required.

Anam Cara also offers weeklong workshop-based retreats. Writing with Fire, taught by nonfiction writer David Hazard, was held from May 10 to May 16; Transforming Your Memories into Life Stories, taught by novelist Solveig Eggerz, was held from June 7 to June 13; and Place and Time as Subject or Inspiration, taught by poet Bernard O’Donoghue, was held from October 11 to October 17. The cost of tuition was 1,000 (approximately $1,391), or 900 (approximately $1,252) if booked two months prior to the selected workshop, which included lodging and meals. Registration was first come, first served.

One award of either a weeklong individual residency or a workshop retreat was offered to a fiction writer. Writers submitted a story of up to 500 words by June 16. There was no entry fee. Send an SASE, call, e-mail, or visit the website for more information.

Contact Information: 

Anam Cara Writer’s and Artist’s Retreat, Eyeries, Beara, Co. Cork, Ireland. Sue Booth-Forbes, Director.

Banff Centre/Leighton Artists' Colony

Posted 2.16.11

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Banff,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions

The Banff Centre/Leighton Artists' Colony offers residencies year-round to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers at the Leighton Studios in Banff, Canada. Residents are provided with separate lodging and work space. The cost of the residency is $117 Canadian per day, and meal plans range from $15 to $30 Canadian per day. Submit a work sample, a project description, and a resumé with a $75 Candian application fee. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Call or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

The Banff Centre, Office of the Registrar, Box 1020, 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Banff, AB T1L 1H5 Canada. (403) 762-6100.

English and Bulgarian Scholarships

English and Bulgarian Scholarships

Ten scholarships, valued at approximately $1,600 each, to attend the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Sozopol, Bulgaria, are given annually to five fiction writers working in English and five working in Bulgarian. Tuition, room and board, and some travel expenses are included. Writers of any nationality are eligible. Using the online submission system, submit 10 to 20 pages of fiction, a biography, a statement of purpose, and a letter of reference (sent directly to Sozopol Fiction Seminars by the reference) by March 5. There is no entry fee. Visit the website for complete guidelines.

M Literary Residency–China

Posted 7.23.10

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Shanghai,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in Shanghai, China, to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. The residency may take place at any time before March 1, 2015. The resident recieves transportation, housing, food, and a $1,000 stipend, and is required to participate in two events in the community. Writers submitted two writing samples totaling no more than 10 pages of poetry or 2,500 words of prose, a project proposal, and contact information for two references by June 28, 2013. There was no application fee. Visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

M Literary Residency, 6/F, No.5 The Bund, Shanghai 200002, China.

M Literary Residency–India

Posted 7.23.10

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Bangalore,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099

The M Literary Residency program offers a three-month-long residency in Bangalore, India, to a poet, a fiction writer, or a creative nonfiction writer. The residency must take place between from late 2014 and early 2015. The resident recieves transportation, housing, food, and a $1,000 stipend, and is required to participate in two events in the community. Writers submitted two writing samples totaling no more than 10 pages of poetry or 2,500 words of prose, a project proposal, and contact information for two references by June 28. There was no application fee. Visit the website for the required application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

M Literary Residency, 6/F, No.5 The Bund, Shanghai 200002, China.

Red Gate Residency Program

Posted 2.16.11

Type: 
Residency
Location: 
Beijing,
Event Date: 
January 1, 2099
Application Deadline: 
Rolling Admissions

The Red Gate Residency Program offers residencies of one month to six months to poets, fiction writers, and creative nonfiction writers in loft spaces and apartments in Beijing. Residents are provided with housing and work space. The residency fee ranges from $1,050 to $1,350 per month, depending on accommodations. Submit a writing sample, a brief bio, a personal statement, and a curriculum vitae. There is no application fee. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. E-mail or visit the website for an application and complete guidelines.

Contact Information: 

The Red Gate Residency Program, Beijing International Post Office, P.O. Box 100600-9039, Beijing 100600, China. Crystal Ruth Bell, Residency Director.

Unified Literary Contest

Unified Literary Contest

Three prizes, valued at $5,200 each, to attend the Summer Literary Seminars program in Lithuania or Kenya are given annually to a poet, a fiction writer, and a creative nonfiction writer. The prizes include airfare, accommodations, and tuition. The winning poet's and fiction writer's works are published in Fence and online in the Walrus. The winning creative nonfiction writer's work will be published in DIAGRAM. Eileen Myles will judge in poetry, Mary Gaitskill will judge in fiction, and Ander Monson will judge in creative nonfiction. Submit up to three poems of 10 pages, a story or novel excerpt of up to 25 pages, or an essay or memoir excerpt of up to 15 pages with a $17 entry fee by February 28. Visit the website for complete guidelines.