I was recently accepted into the Lemon Tree House residency program
in Tuscany from September 21 – October 5, 2019. It's a wonderful opportunity to have 2 weeks of uninterrupted writing work time, in a place I've never been and part of a prestigious program.
The time and space would help me finish edits of THE ODYSSEY HOTEL (my first novel) for another round of sending the manuscript out to editors. I am also at work on a second novel, so I will be very busy and make so much use of the time.
The funds will be used to pay for part of the residency. Here's a bit about the program:
"The Lemon Tree House is an artist residency program designed to encourage the creative, intellectual and personal growth of emerging and established artists, musicians and writers in beautiful Tuscany. Its aim is to support creative process in a unique and historically rich environment, allowing devoted time, dialogue and space for creative work, as well as providing interesting opportunities for cultural exchange and development. Writers and artists have the best of both worlds- the freedom to work in peace during the day, with the option to meet up with the group for cocktails, dinner and artist talks with featured Artists and Writers-in-Residence in the evening. Located in a tranquil hamlet in the Cetona foothills, residents have access to the full grounds, as well as a workspace in their private rooms. "
Two full weeks of isolated artistic time with the benefit of one-on-one sessions with in-house instructors and international authors & artists, conversational exchange with fellow attendees. Past guest lecturers include Giller-nominated Sarah Selecky, Italian author Pietro Grossi, Canadian painters Sarah Cale, Ryley O'Byrne and French visual artist Christian Gosselin, Michael Salu: creative director and writer from the U.K., New York Times bestseller Ibi Kaslik, winner of the Paris Literary Prize for her first novel: Rosa Rankin-Gee, American writer and comic artist Nadja Spiegelman, award-winning authors Pasha Malla, Craig Francis Power and Greg Brownderville, journalist/novelist Cheryl Tan and the 2018 winner of the Dayton Peace Prize, author Hala Alyan."
I would be so grateful for your help. Everything counts, and from this writer to you, THANK YOU!