Joya / escribir también

Joya escribir tambienJoya    a residency for writers working within transition culture

Joya is a writers’ residency based at Cortijada Los Gazquez, a ‘creative retreat/eco-guest house’ in the ‘Parque Natural Sierra Maria-Los Velez’ in Eastern Andalucia.
Cortijada Los Gazquez, is an ‘off-grid’ location built around entirely ecological principles. We are thus particularly interested in hearing from writers whose work engages with issues of ecological sustainability.

The Cortijada Los Gazquez is now inviting artists to submit applications for the residency commencing in the autumn of 2009.

Writers will have sole use of a thirty square meter studio and 20 hectares of land for a one to two week period. Accommodation and meals are included as is collection and return to the nearest public transport system.  Resident writers will be featured on the Joya web page, which will include biographical information. The work undertaken during the residency will also be documented and entered into our archive.

In return resident writers will be required to engage Cortijada Los Gazquez’s ‘creative guests’ and talk with them about the issues that concern their work and their experiences as professional writers.

Applicants should send an email/letter of application, saying briefly why they would like to come and what work they might make.  The letter should include up to 3 links, where examples etc. of the writer’s work can be found as well as  the name and contact of someone who can act as a referee.

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