Housing Authors & Literature, Denmark (H.A.L.D.) 2012

The Danish Centre for Writers and Translators proudly presents H.A.L.D. 2012 (Housing Authors & Literature, Denmark). It is the fourth International Summer Residency for Writers at Hald.

The H.A.L.D. program will select four fiction authors from abroad* to live and work alongside selected Danish fiction authors in Hald Hovedgaard’s main building during the period of July 16 – August 13, 2012.

The foreign authors will live and work at Hald. Each author will work on the writing project that he or she has brought along to Hald and will be responsible for providing his/her own food and toiletries. The principal purpose of this international cultural and literary encounter is the informal meeting of professional writers, living door to door in an inspiring environment.

The H.A.L.D. 2012 program might include some organized group activities, such as eating meals together and an excursion to the neighbouring town of Viborg. Authors are also expected to participate in writers’ “sessions” and give readings during The Danish Centre for Writers and Translators’ literature festival – “St. Bogdag” (The Great Book at Hald) – which will be held on Saturday, August 11, 2012.

Participation in the H.A.L.D. program will be determined by written application on the part of the author.

The application deadline is April 1, 2012 for foreign authors and May 15, 2012 for Danish authors.

This working residency is available to Danish and foreign writers who have had at least two works of fiction published, whether it be prose or poetry.

Send a page long application
. The application should also contain a short explanation of your motivation for wanting to attend the international summer residence programme, as well as a short description of the project that you plan to be working on during your stay. Applicants must also include a bibliography of published works. Feel free to attach up to a five-page sample of a work-in-progress, but this is optional.

Applications from writers from abroad must be in English, while Danish writers may submit their application in either Danish or English.

Applications are to be sent to Hald Hovedgaard’s director, Peter Q. Rannes, at [email protected].
The H.A.L.D. residency program is supported by DIVA – the Danish International Visiting Artists Exchange Programme. It is a programme administered by The Danish Arts Council. This means that, besides staying at Hald for free, the four chosen authors from abroad will receive a sum of DKK 10,000 to cover other expenses, such as food, as well as a refund of up to DKK 5,000 (DKK 7.000 overseas) for travel expenses.

More details may be found HERE

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