Boubouki has no restrictions regarding the theme of the writer’s work (starting or in progress), although the produced work is encouraged to have certain influences by the landscape and identity of Cyprus. Applications are required and quality of work is taken into serious consideration (especially freshness in style, innovation in narrative technique and form, as well as mixed media experimentation). Each application should include the following info (in english): a photo / a short bio / a project proposal / samples of previous work / proposed duration of stay /contact details (sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org). Residencies at Boubouki can last from 2 weeks to 6 weeks only (or for shorter periods in some cases) and can take place in either November or February (or depending on the cottage’s availability during the whole year / March is occasionally included as well). Boubouki can only accept 4 writers/artists per year (2 writers/artists at a time), who will need to cover their travel and living cost, as well as their accommodation cost, which is, however, significantly reduced to only 150 Euro per week. Writers/artists, once accepted and officially invited to Boubouki, are advised to apply for funding from other sources (cultural organizations, Ministries, Embassies etc.). Bikes are available and free for the writers/artists in residence. A mini library is also available (with literature books, mostly in english and greek), as well as a laptop (upon request). Boubouki also offers an operating typewriter for those wishing to use it (upon request). The writers/artists in residence and their work are presented electronically through websites, blogs and social media. Finally, at the end of each residency the writer/artist in residence is usually presented to the public through a reading event and/or a workshop (or through a publication).
* priority is given to writers, but artists of other mediums are also welcome, especially if they propose a collaboration with a writer *
Mesana village Council / aRttitude / PLATO Educational Services / Inprima / Exertus Services
*OFFICIAL MEMBER OF “RES ARTIS” WORLDWIDE RESIDENCY NETWORK
RESIDENCY FEBRUARY 2018
The local poet and researcher Marilena Zackheos
Marilena Zackheos has published on postcolonial literary and cultural studies, psychoanalysis and trauma, gender and sexuality. She is co-editor of Vile Women: Female Evil in Fact, Fiction, and Mythology (2014), From Cyprus With Love (2016) and Education in a Multicultural Cyprus (2017). She has translated a number of poems from Greek to English. Her first poetry collection “Carmine Lullabies” was published in 2016 by A Bookworm Publication. She is currently Director of The Cyprus Center for Intercultural Studies and Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Nicosia.
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RESIDENCY NOVEMBER 2015
The writer Kit Kelen in collaboration with the artist Carol Archer, originally from Australia and currently living in Macao, China
painting inspired by Mesana village, by CAROL ARCHER
photos from KIT KELEN’s Poetry Workshop, within the framework of Boubouki Writer’s Residency programme, hosted at WRITE CY