French residency for international writers and translators
The House of the Foreign Writers and Translators of Saint Nazaire (Maison des Écrivains Étrangers et des Traducteurs de Saint-Nazaire: M.E.E.T) welcomes writers and translators from all over the world in France since 1987.
The "Meet" welcomes one writer or translator at a time for four to eight weeks. The resident is allocated a weekly grant and accommodated in a large two-bedroom flat in the "Building", an emblematic high-rise overlooking the docks and the shipyards of Saint Nazaire Harbour, on the Loire River estuary. At the end of his/her stay, the resident is given the opportunity to have one of his works and its French translation published in the Meet’s collection "Les Bilingues".
The writers and translators who wish to apply must send a biographical as well as a bibliographical note. Every application is considered by The Meet’s literary council, a body of writers, translators and critics.
4 to 8 weeks
A big apartment, on the tenth floor of the Building, a block of flats located above the docks of Saint Nazaire’s port and the shipbuildings workshops of the "Chantiers de l’Atlantique" on the Loire’s estuary.
Saint Nazaire is a middle-size town located in the south of Brittany, on the Loire River estuary. It’s only two and a half hours away from Paris by high-speed train. The nearest airport is Nantes Atlantique.
At the end of his/her stay, the resident is given the opportunity to have one of his works and its French translation published in the Meet’s collection "Les Bilingues".
M.E.E.T invites one writer or translator at a time. It allocates him/her a grant of 230 euros per week and offers him/her accommodation in the Building.
Application Guidelines and Criteria:
The writers and translators who want to make an application to be accommodated must send to the M.E.E.T a biographical and bibliographical note by to firstname.lastname@example.org
End of February for a residency the year after
If you have any enquiries, please contact the Cultural Service