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The competition is open for the writers’ residency of the Art Omi: Writers – Ledig House programme in New York

Literature.  New York,  12/02/2018

The Institut Ramon Llull is opening the competition to choose two writers of Catalan literature who wish to take part in the Art Omi: Writers – Ledig House programme in New York, which this year will take one in the spring and the other in the autumn. This is the eighth year in which the IRL has collaborated with the programme, which presents the opportunity to take part in a gathering with professionals from all over the world. This competition, open until 12th February, is organized jointly with the Han Nefkens Foundation.

Since the Art Omi: Writers – Ledig House programme was created, 25 years ago, more than 100 authors from 50 different countries have been welcomed. Ledig House, which offers accommodation, food and workspace, is in the village of Omi, on the banks of the Hudson River, two and a half hours from New York City. The aim of the competition has remained the same over the years: to publish the work of the invited writers and to encourage cultural and creative international exchange between the participants.

With the collaboration of the IRL, during the spring and autumn of 2018 the programme will take in two authors in Catalan literature, who will not be able to stay there at the same time. A maximum of 10 writers from around the world will be at the residency, where individual and group activities are organized and an atmosphere conducive to the dissemination of the participants’ work will be created.

The requirement for being able to present your candidacy for the programme is to have at least one original work of literature published in Catalan (with exclusive authorship), whether fiction, poetry, drama, non-fiction or children’s and young adult literature. Catalans chosen in previous editions include Gemma Gorga, Francesc Serés, Sebastià Alzamora and Marina Espasa.

For more information about the competition: Writers’ residencies in New York 2018

The period for presenting candidatures ends on 12th February and the two writers chosen for the residency will be announced on 15th February

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The Institut Ramon Llull

is a consortium that comprises the Generalitat de Catalunya (Government of Catalonia), Balearic Islands Government and the Barcelona City Council, and its mission is the promotion of Catalan language and culture abroad.

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