Language:
Latvian/English
Founded:
2008
Duration:
The entire month of July
Paid by host:

The winning resident is awarded $1,000 toward travel and living expenses (toward minimizing the cost of meals, the resident's room is furnished with a stove.

Application guidelines:

Applications are chosen by a peer-review committee. To apply, candidates are required to submit all of the following as ONE PDF or Word document by December 15th of each year:

  • Ten pages of poetry; one play; or up to 25 pages of fiction (double spaced).
  • A paragraph to a page explaining how the fellowship would aid the applicant's work.
  • A CV (including publication list, and full contact information).
  • $20 fee payable to The Baltic Writing Residency
  • Contact Information for two references.

Do not include any additional material (cover letter, reference letters, books, etc.). Application materials will not be returned.

The winner will be contacted and announced by March of each year.

Deadline:
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Baltic writing Residency

Baltic writing Residency

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Description

The Baltic Writing Residency in Latvia was founded in 2008 in an effort to nurture the literary arts by offering talented individuals both a comfortable and rich cultural environment in which to immerse themselves, and a substantial amount of time in which to begin or further significant projects. Thus, each year, a single poet, playwright, or writer of fiction is offered a month-long residency at the gorgeous Hotel Bergs in historic Riga.

 

Studio Information

The winning resident is housed in the Hotel Bergs, a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of Riga.

Location

The capital and largest city of Latvia - Riga. It is the largest city of the baltic States , one of the largest cities in Northern Europe. Population: 702,891 inhabitants;

Hotel Bergs is located in the centre of the Riga, 7 minutes far from the Central Sation.

Contact information
Addresses

Elizabetes iela 83/85
Riga, 1050
Latvia

Email
balticresidency [at] gmail.com