Writers' News


Translation residency in Marrakech in Summer 2012

Edge of Arabia and Dar al-Ma’mûn invite translators working from English into Arabic, to apply for a month-long residency at Dar al-Ma’mûn in order to translate the monograph,  Abdulnasser Gharem - Art of Survival.

Deadline to apply: 21 June.

The MARKO MARULIĆ, organized by KURS, provides a scholarships for European writers and translators in 2012. The scholarship includes accommodation in a furnished apartment in the centre of the town (Split, Croatia) for four weeks  and covers the costs of sojourn in the amount of 800 Euros. Read more


Writer Residency at the Villa Marguerite Yourcenar

The Villa Marguerite Yourcenar, Centre Départemental de Résidence d’Ecrivains Européens (Departmental Centre of Residence for European Writers), offers to authors a 1 or 2 month stay in the heart of the French Flanders to enable them to write in a calm, peaceful and stimulating location, Open to European authors who have already had one or more works published by a professional editor. Read more



The Buitenwerkplaats is a wonderful rebuilt farmhouse at half an hour from Amsterdam. Participate to a dream of 'making things' and contribute to the multidisciplinary, productive atmosphere. 



Creating Safe Havens for writers at risk

FreeDimensional is an arts and human rights service group, which creates safe havens at residential art centers for exiled artists, activists, writers, poets and citizen journalists in need of assistance. The group is located in New York City and established as a non-profit organization in 2006.

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Studios in Berlin

Although the BBK (Berufsverband Bildender Künstler) in Berlin caters for visual artists, writers can benefit a lot from the studio lease program: have a look at BBK, Professional Association of Berlin Artists.

Europäisches Übersetzer Kolloquium

Equipped with a library of 110.000 volumes in around 2070 different languages, in a historical building covering a surface of more than 2000 m2 the Europäisches Übersetzer Kolloquium provides accommodations to literary translators from all parts of the ...

Writers' experiences


For three years on a row writer Mascha Kurtz and composer Nadir Vassena worked together in German residential arts centers: Akademie Schloss Solitude and Höfgen Denkmalschmiede.

People like to say Marseille in Marseille

Dutch poet and writer Erik Lindner stayed 3 months at the Centre International de Poésie Marseille, France.

Hawthornden Castle Writers Retreat

Writer Steve Mwase stayed at Hawthornden Castle in Scotland: a non-computer but superb environment!