Apply for Summer Translation Residency in Lagrasse, France

For those with the means to fly to France this summer, there will be a wonderful translation residency in Lagrasse (July 7-14), led by Sinan Antoon, Omar Berrada, Robyn Creswell, and others.

From organizers:

Translations is the first installment in a series of exchanges proposed by the école de littérture, between authors, scholars, translators and students from the U.S., Morocco and France. It will take place in Lagrasse, Casablanca and then New York in 2012-2013. It begins with a translation  residency in Lagrasse, France, from July 7-14, 2012.

Omar Berrada adds that “workshops and meals will take place in a magical 8th Century Abbey, within the most beautiful village, and the group of writers and workshop leaders is great.”

Although this is a trilingual translation workshop, Berrada says, “It is not necessary to know all three languages.”

For more information on how to apply, download a PDF from the organizers.


  1. So I can’t apply since I’m neither from France, Morocco or the U.S.??? Its a shame really :(((

    1. I’ll give you my passport. 🙂

    2. Hello Zainab, please do apply, and renounce the sad face. Sorry the document is misleading. The Morocco/France/US trinity was a starting point for us, and will be a focusing device in terms of the texts that will be looked at in the workshops, but people from other countries can certainly apply.

  2. Hahaha, I’ll just send my CV maybe they won’t notice I’m Egyptian. I have an American grandmother and a grandfather from Moroccan descent so I have a chance :D:D:D

    1. Plus I’m sure you must have at least a distant cousin in France…!

  3. Ooooh that looks amazing. In about 5 years time I think I will try and fundraise for one in England or Scotland. Can think of some very nice venues. Anyone up for it :-)?

  4. Thanks, M., for posting!!

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