DISQUIET International Literary Program/DISQUIET Residency in the Azores

General information

Brief description of organisation

DISQUIET is a project of US-based Dzanc Books and the Portuguese Centro Nacional de Cultura with support from the Luso-American Development Foundation and many other organizations. Run by a group of North American writers with ties to Portugal, the program aims to deepen mutual understanding among writers from North America and writers from Portugal. The program takes its inspiration from The Book of Disquiet, the great Lisbon poet Fernando Pessoa’s masterpiece; from the city of Lisbon itself; and from the late Portuguese poet Alberto de Lacerda, who believed above all in the importance of literary community.

Organisation founded in

2011

Brief description of residency program

DISQUIET Residency in the Azores is a ten-day creative writing residency on the beautiful volcanic island of São Miguel in the Azores.


Included with tuition is:
-- 9 nights with breakfast at a centrally-located, historic hotel;
-- 2 half-day excursions hiking volcanoes or relaxing in geothermal pools;
-- readings by residents and guest authors;
-- writing every day in a 7-hectare botanical garden.

Space is extremely limited and fills quickly.

For more info and how to apply, see our website http://www.disquietinternational.org


Participants are invited to use reserved writing space in the Jardim Jose do Canto, a 7-hectare botanical garden, or to choose their own places and times to write. The residency also includes evening opportunities for discussion, visits from local writers, and optional day trips to explore the island. Residents will be joined by a different guest writer each year, plus a small staff.

Disciplines and media
  • Literature
Type of organisation
  • Artist-Run

Residency conditions

Duration of residencies
  • 1 week
Number of artists resident at one time

between 11 and 16

Companions allowed
  • Children
  • Partners
Expenses paid by artist
  • Travel
  • Housing
  • Supplies
  • Food
Application who/how

Digital Application

Selection procedure

By Committee

Presentation of artists' work

Arranged on a case-by-case basis

Description of residency

Setting

Urban

Resources
  • Internet Connection
  • Reserved writing space in botanical garden
Accomodation
  • Private Room
Working language(s)
  • English
Other activities happening at the space
  • Presentation
  • Optional sightseeing excursions
Contact information

DISQUIET International Literary Program/DISQUIET Residency in the Azores
610 S. Pleasant St
01002 Amherst
United States of America

disquietinternational@gmail.com
disquietinternational.org

Phone: 334-740-6694

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