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Brilliant residency opportunity for writers with a head for heights

Maison de L'Ecriture, Montricher. Photo © Claudine Garcia
Maison de L’Ecriture, Montricher. Photo © Claudine Garcia

This is a writing opportunity that is the epitome of cool…

A Swiss Foundation is offering writers the chance to live and work in a newly built centre at the foot of the Jura Mountains and get paid while you are there. Oh and ny the way, you will be living in a hanging treehouse in a group of eight. Six overlook Lake Geneva and the Alps and a seventh faces the Jura mountains. An eighth treehouse will be a communal space where residents can cook in the kitchen or relax in the living room.

The Jan Michalski Foundation is inviting writers from around the world to apply and you don’t have to be famous with a string of publications to your name: applications from new or emerging writers are welcome.

You can stay for two weeks or up to six months and residents will be paid a monthly allowance of 1200 Swiss Francs (approximately £940, 1000 Euro, US$1200). Travel expenses will also be covered by the foundation and daily breakfasts and lunches are provided.

Applications will be assessed on three criteria:

  • the quality of the project you will undertake during your stay

  • the candidate’s professional background or if you’re a new writer your motivation

  • whether or not the duration of the stay matches the scope of the project.

DEADLINE: September 30. The successful writers will be announced in December and the first residencies will begin in March 2017.

For more information and to apply visit the The Jan Michalski Foundation website.

Good luck

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6 comments on “Brilliant residency opportunity for writers with a head for heights

  1. The Story Reading Ape
    September 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Somewhere to go if you fancy ‘hanging around’ with other writers 👍😃

  2. doverwhitecliff
    September 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on Wild and Woolly Wordsmithing and commented:
    Sounds like a lot of fun for some adventurous writers. Boosting the signal!

  3. Kate McClelland
    September 17, 2016

    Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

  4. Kate McClelland
    September 17, 2016

    what a fantastic opportunity!

  5. sharonecathcart
    September 18, 2016

    Reblogged this on Sharon E. Cathcart and commented:
    Doesn’t this look like it would be neat? There are only a few days left to apply, but if one is available it couldn’t hurt to try.

  6. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    We often see photographs of wonderful houses in exotic but isolated locations on Facebook with the question ‘could you live here without internet for a year’… most of us say ‘you bet’.. Well here is your opportunity.. (probably have Internet as well).. You nave to 30th of September to apply.. thanks Bridget Whelan.. head over and check it out..

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