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We announce the names of the artists participating in the 2nd “Ámeto Mítico” Literary Residencies

From the Uxío Novoneyra Foundation we have just announced the participants for the second edition of residencies “Ámeto Mítico” in the Camino de Santiago for this September 2021, a project integrated within the programming “O Teu Xacobeo” of the Xunta de Galicia.

Arancha Nogueira, Luís López Alonso, Laura Casielles, Clara Burghelea, Adam Wyeth and Agnes Marton are the poets chosen to participate in the international itinerant residencies that will take place between 16 and 30 September.

For 15 days the participants will go on pilgrimage between O Cebreiro and Santiago de Compostela to develop Jacobean-themed compositions that they will later share with students from six educational centres. At the end of the residency, FUN will compile the texts created in its own edition.

This experience aims to dialogue with the literary traditions that, like Provençal poetry and Sufi mysticism, reached our lands through the Camino. The aim of these international writing residencies is to recover the ámeto mítico that Novoneyra dreamed of in his book of the same title, to revive the Jacobean theme in contemporary poetry and to invite young people to recognise the importance of the First European Cultural Itinerary.

Congratulations to those selected.


The travelling residencies “Ámeto Mítico” are part of the cultural programme of the Xunta de Galicia “O Teu Xacobeo”. This second edition is part of the BE(p)ART – GROW WITH ARTS project, an initiative funded by the European Commission’s Creative Europe programme. The aim of BE(p)ART is to bring literary creation closer to the younger population and to create new audiences through a participatory and networking methodology.

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Open call for the 2nd “Ámeto Mítico” poetry residencies on the Camino de Santiago

After several delays  to which we have been forced by the situation derived from the COVID-19, we finally update the dates and open the deadline for submission of applications.

Our residency project “Ámeto Mítico” aims to update the legacy of Galician-Portuguese troubadour poetry characterised by the influence of Provençal lyric poetry and other influences that, like Sufi poetry, reached the lands of Galicia along the pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela.

We want to reactivate this legacy and accompany poets interested in the experience of the pilgrimage with the aim of disseminating the Camino de Santiago as a mythical space on which to continue writing poetry.

Taking as inspiration the routes of the book Arrodeos e Desvíos do Camiño de Santiago, the latest collection of poems by Uxío Novoneyra -also a renowned moderniser of troubadour poetry- we propose eight (8) residencies of writing and poetic pilgrimage along the Jacobean route to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

This second edition is one of the activities scheduled under the cultural programme  «O teu Xacobeo» developed by Xunta de Galicia. It is also part of the European project «BE(P)ART Grow With Arts», funded by the Creative Europe programe of the European Comission, which aspires to bring young people and artists and their works closer together.

When?

The residencies will take place between September 16th and September 30th of 2021 according to the following schedule:

  • 2021/09/16: Arrival of the poets at Lavacolla airport/train station in Santiago de Compostela and transfer to O Cebreiro.
  • 2021/09/17 – 2021/09/21: Pilgrimage along the French Way between O Cebreiro and Santiago de Compostela.
  • 2021/09/22 – 2021/09/29: Poetry readings and workshops in 6 schools in municipalities along the French Way and in the Uxío Novoneyra Foundation.
  • 2021/09/30: Return from Santiago de Compostela.

FUN will pay for the hospitality expenses: transport, accommodation and meals for the poets during the residency period.

Call for applications now open

Poets interested in participating should send an email to ametomitico@uxionovoneyra.com before July the 15th:

  • Letter of interest.
  • Updated CV.
  • E-mail address.
  • Photocopy of identity card/passport.
  • A minimum sample of their published poetry (100 lines).

A commission formed by 3 patrons and/or collaborators of the Uxío Novoneyra Foundation will decide the names of the chosen poets in July.

The list of selected poets will be published on the Foundation’s social networks and on this website. The Foundation will contact the selected poets to inform them of their participation in the II residencies «Ámeto Mítico» on the Camino de Santiago.