The Bloomsbury WritersHouse, a privately owned Country House located in the Bologna countryside, offers authors to stay for a period from 2 to 3 weeks, in accordance to the author need and to the specific project to be developed, enabling them to write in a calm, peaceful and exceptional location, to have an interesting exchange with the other authors working in the Residency, and to meet people interested to know them and their workin a closer manner.
It is open to all types of literature (novels, short stories, poetry, theatre, essays, BD, children’s stories, etc).
The Bloomsbury Writers Housewill be open to authors who have already had one or more works published by a professional editor (editions published at the author’s expense are not taken into account).Collective works, books issued from the university research (theses, and scientific works, etc) didactic and scholar books are also excluded.
The published authors applying,if not Italianor writing in Italian, should be translated in Italian, and their books should be also available in Italian.
The Bloomsbury Writers House could host 6 writers simultaneously, but since the Residencies are funded by the owners, only 3 writers at the time can be hosted, while 3 suites of the House will be rented to the regular customers. Each of the 3 writers will be hosted in a double room with exclusive personal bathroom . All our rooms are finely decorated, furbishedwith antiques,and inspired to a famous woman writer. The House also has an internal restaurant and a lovely sittingroom with a fireplacefor conversations.
The Bloomsbury Writers House will provides resident writers with accommodation, breafast and evening meals. Travel expenses, and any other personal expenses will be at the writer’s charge.
Link for further information: www.thebloomsburywriters.com
Duration of residency
2 to 3 weeks
Each writerwill have her/his own design bedroom with private bathroom.
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
Only published writers, with a consolidated history, can send their applciation.
Studio / Workspace
The Double bedroom assigned to each writer is adequate to workasa studio. PC is not provided, and the artist is required to bring her/his own equipment.
Fees and support
We kindly ask for a supporting fee of €350/week,just to recover part of the expenses.
Expectations towards the artist
The artist is kindly asked for a session with a public,to talk about her/his work.All details to be arranged with the author upfront,and respecting her/his will.