Call for Applications
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 19 to May 27, 2007. The retreat will bring together five American writers and five Danish writers in a beautiful, peaceful 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 an honorary fee. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 22.
The retreat will be funded by a new 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 other¹s 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 email@example.com.
The Hald Writers' Retreat Committee:
Martin Glaz Serup, Writer, Editor Litlive
Peter Q. Rannes, Director, The Danish Centre for Writers and Translators