DISQUIET International Literary Program/DISQUIET Residency in the Azores


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.

Residency Programme since: 2017
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: 2010
What type of organisation are you?:
  • Artist-Run
Working Languages:
  • English
Presentation of artists’ work: Arranged on a case-by-case basis
Duration of residency:
  • Weeks: 1
Number of studios: N/A
Number of artists in residence at one time: between 11 and 16
Studio type and size: N/A
Accommodation type:
Private Room
Which disciplines does your residency cater to?:
  • Literature
What practical facilities does your residency offer to artists?:
  • Private accommodation
  • Shared studio / workplace
  • Internet
Is your residency wheelchair accessible?: No
Companions Allowed:
  • Children
  • Partners
  • Application process: Digital application
    Do you charge an application fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you charge a residency fee for your residency?: Yes
    Do you provide the residents with any funds associated with the residency? (e.g. stipend, fellowship, production allowance): No
    Expenses paid by the artist:
    • Travel
    • Accommodation
    • Food
    • Supplies
    Are artists expected to do one of the following during their residency stay?:
    • No requirements
    Other activities happening at the space:
    • Presentation
    Selection process: By committee
    Setting: Urban
    Street & Number: 610 S. Pleasant St
    Postal Code: 01002
    City: Amherst
    Country long: United-States
    610 S. Pleasant St
    Amherst 01002 MA USA
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