«Ámeto Mítico»

Writing residences along the Way to Santiago de Compostela

The Uxío Novoneyra Foundation hold the annual programme of  itinerant poetry residencies on the Camino de Santiago  «Ámeto Mítico», a project that is part of the “Your Xacobeo” programme promoted by the Xunta de Galicia.


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.

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 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.

we propose eight (8) residencies of writing and poetic pilgrimage along the Jacobean route to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia.

«Ámeto Mítico»


After several delays  to which we have been forced by the situation derived from the COVID-19, we finally have our residencies back! They will take place between September 16th and September 30th of 2021.

Fundación Uxío Novoneyra has awarded the 2nd call for itinerant literary residencies “Ámeto Mítico”. The poets chosen to participate are:

  • Arancha Nogueira
  • Luís López Alonso
  • Laura Casielles
  • Pilar Astray
  • Adam Wyeth
  • Agnes Marton

They will travel between O Cebreiro and Santiago de Compostela during 15 days working on compositions of Jacobean theme that they will share with students from six educational centers.Activities will be developed according to the following calendar:

  • 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.

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. 

The aim of the project is to support the European literary sector and its cultural agents (emerging writers, festivals, publishers, etc.) to reach young audiences by providing them with a new methodology based on a participatory approach, international and European networking, new career opportunities, exchange, and knowledge.


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