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LEDIG HOUSE INTERNATIONAL WRITERS RESIDENCY, USA (DEADLINE: October 20, 2011)

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Program Description:

Since its founding in 1992, Ledig House has hosted hundreds of authors and translators, representing more than fifty countries. We welcome published writers and translators of every type of literature. International, cultural and creative exchange is a foundation of our mission, and a wide distribution of national background is an important part of our selection process. Guests may select a residency of one week to two months; about ten at a time gather to live and work in a rural setting overlooking the Catskill Mountains. Ledig House provides all meals, and each night a local chef prepares dinner. Daytime is reserved for writing and quiet activities, while evenings are more communal. A program of weekly visits bring guests from the New York publishing com-munity. Noted editors, agents and book scouts are invited to share dinner and conversation on both creative and practical subjects, offering insight into the workings of the publishing industry, and introductions to some of its key professionals. (click here for a list of former guest speakers) German publisher, Heinrich Maria Ledig-Rowohlt, for whom the program is named, was noted for his passionate commitment to quality in literature. His list of authors included Thomas Wolfe, William Faulkner, Yukio Mishima, Jean-Paul Sartre, Vladimir Nabokov, John Updike, Toni Morrison and Thomas Pynchon.

Ledig House has hosted hundreds of writers and translators from roughly 50 countries around the world. The colony's strong international emphasis reflects the spirit of cultural exchange that is part of Ledig's enduring legacy. Listen to Australian writer Lee Tulloch's radio interview, conducted live from Ledig House on May 5, 2009.

APPLICATION

Applications for 2012 must be received by October 20, 2011.

2012 Sessions:

Spring: March 23 - June 8
Fall: September 14 - November 16

How to Apply:

All applications must be submitted electronically. Instructions and forms can be found here.

All notifications will be provided electronically by February 1, 2012.

Questions may be directed to: dwgibson@artomi.org

Click here for a list of Fellowships and Prizes

For more information: http://www.artomi.org/ledig.php

 

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