The residency is avalaible to foreign writers living abroad. There is no obligation to speak french.
The "Meet" welcomes one writer or translator at a time for four to eight weeks. The resident is allocated a weekly grant and accommodated in a large two-bedroom flat in the "Building", an emblematic high-rise overlooking the docks and the shipyards of Saint Nazaire Harbour, on the Loire River estuary. 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".
The residency is avalaible to foreign writers living abroad. There is no obligation to speak french. The goal of the residency is to provide time and space to write, study or translate. However, during his stay , the writer may be asked, without any obligation, to give guests lectures or to meet the press.
Accomodation and practical informations
On the tenth floor of the ‘building’, the writer’s flat is located near the harbour and offers stunning views over the estuary and the ocean. There are a large living room, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a study, a fully equiped kitchen, and wifi connexion (no computer is provided). A bicycle is avalaible.
The resident receives lodging, utilities, and a grant (1000 euros per month) ; he is responsible for his own transportation and meals.
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.
The residents will be selected by a jury of profesionals so called Conseil littéraire upon literary basis.
The writers and translators who want to make an application to be accomodated must send to the M.E.E.T a biographical and bibliographical note by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for application is end of February for a residency the year after.