Application announcement from the organizers Nathaniel Rich
and Martin Glaz Serup below.
Picture from Halds' winter garden:
We are pleased to announce that a week-long writers' retreat will be
held at Hald Hovedgaard's lakeside estate in northern Denmark from
May 8 to May 16, 2010. The retreat will bring together five American
writers and five Danish writers in a beautiful location where they
will be able to work without interruption in a supportive environment.
The American writers chosen to participate in the retreat will receive
roundtrip airfare from New York to Denmark, room and board
throughout their stay, and a travel stipend. The available spots
are open to writers who have published, or who are under contract
to publish, at least one book of fiction or poetry.
Applicants should send a one-page letter to
DaNyRetreat(at)gmail.com stating their interest in participating
in the retreat, their motivation for applying, and a brief description
of the project they plan to work on during their stay. Applicants
should also enclose a resume listing their publication history. If
they'd like, they may attach to their application a five-page writing
sample of a work in progress, but this is optional.
Applications are due on February 1.
The retreat will be funded by an initiative of the Danish Arts Council
called DaNY Arts, which aims to create opportunities for artists in
Denmark and New York to establish new connections, explore the
process of artistic collaboration, and mutually benefit from each
other's background and experience.
Hald Hovedgaard, a Manor House built in the 18th century, is now
the home of the Danish Centre for Writers and Translators, whose
primary function is to host Danish writers and translators for work
retreats. The Hald Manor House is situated in its own French-styled
park six miles outside Viborg, one of the oldest towns in Denmark,
having been founded by Vikings in the eighth century. The unusually
beautiful surroundings include the Hald Lake, the hills of Dollerup
Bakker and the ancient Hald Oak Forest. The Danish Centre for
Writers and Translators is a self-governing institution run with
economical support from the Danish state and the council of Viborg.
If you have any questions, or would like any additional information,
please contact DaNyRetreat(at)gmail.com.
Martin Glaz Serup