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"International Writers’ and Artists’ Residency", Val David, Québec, Canada

1045 Rue du Renard et du Corbeau
Val David, Quebec, J0T 2N0
Info: Flavia Cosma

General information

We are pleased to provide this opportunity for writers, artists and Literary and Art scholars to develop their work in our facilities, and we hope that they will find their time here productive and rewarding.

The village of Val David is an enchanting place; well known for its artistic atmosphere – it is an ideal place for creative gatherings.

Our residency program is a dynamic and exciting opportunity. The IWAR-VD offers residencies that support each resident’s creative process. The residency allows unstructured time, away from the demands of daily life, with no expectations on output. Here writers and artists can meet, live and work in a unique, multicultural community.

This house comprises a total of five bedrooms and a separate small apartment. There are large communal areas, living and sitting rooms, a terrace with a panoramic view, an extra large communal kitchen, free laundry facilities, lots of balconies and a large garden. Shopping and other attractions are at a short distance. There is a ski resort within ten minutes’ walking distance from the residence. Mount Tremblant can be reached by car or bus in 20 minutes. Val David is situated 75 km North of Montreal.

The writers/translators staying at the Centre are kindly asked to mention in their publication that their particular writing—or part of it—has been elaborated during their stay at the International Writers’ and Artists’ Residency – Val David, Quebec, Canada. A copy of this publication should be send to the Centre as soon as it is released. Furthermore, the Centre is going to publish in the future a selection of works written by its guests. Therefore, you are kindly asked to provide a poem or a piece of your work which has been completed during your stay at the Centre. The Editorial Board of the Centre will decide whether it will be included in the publication.

Practical information:

We would like to remind our guests that they pay their own travel and food expenses. The Centre provides bed-linen and towels and there is a communal kitchen and dining room for those guests who wish to prepare their own meals. There is also a laundry room for common use. Free parking spaces are available on the premises.

Furthermore the Centre is not able to host families and pets. There are many hotels in Val David where visitors can stay. As well, our guests will be required to have their own medical and hospital insurance during their residency time.

More practical information:

Guests are expected to behave in a responsible manner and to treat this house as they would treat their own. For the good reputation of the Centre please don’t allow visitors in your rooms after 10.00 pm.
Please contact us ahead of time in order to give us the exact arrival details (date and time). Should you require any further information concerning your stay, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Yours sincerely,
Flavia Cosma — International Affairs Chair — The League of Canadian Poets
Director—The International Writers’ and Artists’ Residency, Val David, Quebec, Canada

Important note:

Please note that the guests pay for their own travel and food expenses.