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.
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.
- Weeks: 1
- Private accommodation
- Shared studio / workplace
- No requirements