Deadline: 30 May 2012
The école de littérature invites young authors, translators, students, literary agents, and all those excited about contemporary literary creation, to apply to participate in a translation residency that will take place in Lagrasse (France), July 7-14, 2012. The residency will bring together writers, translators and scholars from the United States, Morocco and France.
Applications should consist of a cover letter, CV and potentially, samples of translations and writing, to be emailed to email@example.com Approximately 20 spaces are available for the 2012 session.
RESIDENT WRITERS AND WORKSHOP LEADERS:
Sinan Antoon, Latifa Baqa, Omar Berrada, Jocelyn Bonnerave, Siham Bouhlal, Abdelmounem Chentouf, Robyn Creswell, Anissa Derrazi, Mohamed Elkhadiri, Mohamed Hmoudane, Bernard Hoepffner, Hugues Jallon , Laird Hunt, Sarah Riggs, Lily Robert-Foley, David Ruffel, Lionel Ruffel, Tiphaine Samoyault, Kenza Sefrioui, Eleni Sikelianos, Camille de Toledo, Hamid Zaid, Abdallah Zrika, etc.
Translations is the first installment in a series of exchanges proposed by the école de littérture, between authors, scholars, translators and students from the U.S., Morocco and France. It will take place in Lagrasse, Casablanca and then New York in 2012-2013. It begins with a translation residency in Lagrasse, France, from July 7-14, 2012.
Applicants selected to participate in this residency will work with experienced translators and writers on untranslated texts and authors, as well as on a variety of experimental projects. Each day will offer a different assortment of workshops that will correspond to the various possible language combinations (Arabic/French, French/English, English/Arabic &c.). Participants can take one or more workshops during the week, according to their interests and language abilities. A detailed program of the various workshops will be posted online at the beginning of May at http://ecoledelitterature.blogspot.com and http://www.lamaisondubanquet.fr
In parallel with these workshops, twelve French, American and Moroccan writers, divided into four groups of three, will carry out an original, collaborative experiment in the mutual translation of each other’s texts. Certain of these writers will be leading some of the proposed workshops.
Group reflections on the work in progress will take place everyday. And, at the end of each day, public forums will be organized. These forums will include, readings of the translations carried out, debates, discussions and lectures on translation, literary circulation, and the dynamics of translation between Morocco, the United States and France, as well as upon the different contemporary literary situations in each of these three countries.
The residency will culminate in a publication.
Translations is a free program. To apply, please send a cover letter, a CV (and potentially, writing and/or translation samples) before May 30, 2012, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected applicants will receive an acceptance letter.
All accepted applicants are expected to participate in the entire program. All participants must arrive Saturday, July 7 and leave, Saturday July 14, 2012.
The Lagrasse abbey, situated in the heart of the Lagrasse village, in Corbières (Aude), houses an international center for creation, study and exchange devoted to literature and thinking: La Maison du Banquet et des générations, directed by Le Marque-Page association, an off-shoot of Verdier editions. In addition to its work space, the Lagrasse abbey has a bookstore, café and WIFI access.
L’Abbaye de Lagrasse , 4 rive gauche, 11220 LAGRASSE. The closest airports are in Carcassonne, Toulouse and Montpellier. For train stations, Carcassonne and Narbonne. La Maison du Banquet et des générations offers a shuttle service at predetermined times (for this reason, please be sure to inform us of your arrival time).
ROOM & BOARD
La Maison du Banquet et des Générations proposes housing to participants in the village of Lagrasse. Hotel rooms (with complimentary breakfast): 350 euros/week per person.
Camping: 45 euros/week per person
Lunch and dinner are available at the Abbey either at a price of either 168 euros/week or 12 euros/meal. Financial aid may be available for those in need, upon request.
Download: full call for applications here
For inquiries/ submissions: email@example.com