Writer's Retreat France
We offer two exciting residencies--one for a fiction writer/playwright/poet and another for an academic writer.
Each will be chosen to spend a month in Le Rempart, an inviting house in the charming medieval village of Puycelsi.
Le Rempart welcomes you with its spacious luminous rooms and 180° terrace overlooking the beautiful valley of the Vere river. Dreaming has never been easier.
Once you make your way to Puycelsi, the accommodations are provided cost-free.
Your self-contained apartment contains all modern amenities, and the well-equipped kitchen permits you to style your meals as you wish. There's even a guest room for the occasional visitor.
How to apply?
In your application, please provide the following information for the Steering Committee:
- A letter of motivation explaining your reasons for wanting to join the program.
- A current curriculum vitae
No application fee is required.
If awarded a residency, you will be asked to donate signed copies of two of your works to the L'Ancienne Auberge library.
The residency for the fiction writer/playwright is in November 2019. To qualify, you must have published at least two books in the English language. Applications must be submitted by May 1st, 2019.
The residency for the academic writer will be in February 2020. To qualify, you must be able to show competence in your field providing links to your top ten titles. Applications must be submitted by October 1st, 2019.
The name of "Puycelci", or "Puycelsi" comes from the Celtic "Celto Dun", a wooden fortress built on a hill, or oppidum, later transformed into "Podium Celsium" by the Romans.
The village itself was founded in a location close to the ancient prehistoric site by Benedictine Monks from the Aurillac Abbey in the 10th century.
The first castle was dismantled after the Treaty of Meaux-Paris, in 1229, but the village remained a stronghold.
Though it was besieged several times in the 13th and 14th centuries, it was reportedly never taken by force.
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