4 to 8 weeks
Paid by host:

M.E.E.T invites one writer or translator at a time. It allocates him/her a grant of 230 euros per week and offers him/her accommodation in the Building.

Paid by artist:

Travel costs

Application guidelines:

The writers and translators who wish to apply must email a biographical as well as a bibliographical note. Every application is considered by The Meet's literary council, a body of writers, translators and critics.


End of February for a residency the year after
AIR tags:
established artist, mid-career, network-development, project manager-support, municipality, province, sponsorship, 1 to 3 months, Institution, apartment, kitchen, private, international, accommodation, stipend, industrial, presentation, publication
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Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs

Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs



The House of the Foreign Writers and Translators of Saint Nazaire (Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs de Saint-Nazaire : M.E.E.T) welcomes writers and translators from all over the world in France.

M.E.E.T regularly organises conferences, public readings and meetings with writers. It also organizes and awards two literary prizes each year: first, the Laure Bataillon Prize of the best work of fiction published in its French translation during the respective year, and secondly, the Prize of the Young Latin-American Literature, a discovery prize set up in Latin America.

M.E.E.T is also a publisher: every year it brings out several bilingual books and the literary review "meet".


At the end of his/her stay, the resident is given the opportunity to have one of his works and its French translation published in the Meet's collection "Les Bilingues".

Accommodation Information

A big apartment, on the tenth floor of the Building, a block of flats located above the docks of Saint Nazaire’s port and the shipbuildings workshops of the "Chantiers de l’Atlantique" on the Loire’s estuary.


Saint Nazaire is a middle-size town located in the south of Brittany, on the Loire River estuary. It's only two and a half hours away from Paris by high-speed train. The nearest airport is Nantes Atlantique.

Contact information

1 bd René Coty
BP 94
44602 Saint-Nazaire cedex

meetingsaintnazaire [at]