- Vergabe an:
- Autorinnen und Autoren, Übersetzerinnen und Übersetzer
- Art der Förderung:
- Lyrik | Prosa | Drama
- Fondation Ledig-Rowohlt
- Link zur Ausschreibung
The Château de Lavigny is situated in a small village between Geneva and Lausanne, overlooking Lake Geneva and the Alps. It is able to host a maximum of six writers per four-week session. Writers are provided with a private room and all of their meals. Common areas of the Château are shared as well as the gardens. Apart from occasional readings and exchanges with local literary guests, residents are left on their own to write in peace and beauty. Since the number of participants is small and the geographical distribution quite varied, the importance of exchanges is one of the benefits, challenges, and defining qualities of the experience.
Each session is of four weeks duration.
Documents to be sent: in French or English.
1. The completed application (2 pages)
2. A short personal statement why the writer wishes to come to an international writers’ residence.
3. A short statement about the writer’s project at Lavigny.
4. A curriculum vitae of one page including relevant publications and achievements.
5. A letter of recommendation from a published writer, critic, publisher or translator, specifically related to the candidate's intended projects for Lavigny.
6. A sample of the writer’s work, no more than eight pages. It must be presented either in English or French or German (translated if necessary). Please do not send a book before you are accepted.
7. For the Pro Helvetia Fellowship for Translators application only: A copy of the signed contract with a publishing house for the work.
The full application file must be received by October 15th, 2023. All the above documents, including the recommendation letter, must be sent in one single pdf file.
Applicants will be notified in December.
Please send application by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
A writer must have published at least one book (not self-published) in any of these creative fields: fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, translation, plays, screenplays