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19 June 2006

Civitella Ranieri

Just learned I have been nominated for a residency at the Civitella Ranieri Center, located in Umbria. Later this summer, I'll be submitting a formal application, and then notification will occur in December for a 2007 or 2008 residency.

My friend Bruce rents a farmhouse in Umbria for his own retreat, as he is now working in Dubai, the DisneyWorld of the Middle East. So it would be very cool to go there (meaning Italy and not the United Arab Emirates), and after, stay with Bruce, and perhaps travel to Northern Spain to visit another friend, Ingrid. Anyway, seeing how the fellows include writers Bei Dao, Jamaica Kinkaid, Nick Drake, Ron Padgett, Pat Mora, Tomasz Salamun, and Anne Waldman, it's simply very cool and humbling to be nominated.

5 Comments:

At 1:22 AM, Blogger chiefbiscuit said...

CONGRATULATIONS - Enjoy!! Well done. Hopefully you can blog from there too and let everyone who can only dream of such an opportunity know how it's going. You must be over the moon.

 
At 11:47 AM, Blogger pepektheassassin said...

Good luck this summer! I am sooooo envious.

 
At 4:41 PM, Blogger Ivy said...

Congratulations! What a fantastic residency that would be...

(just some random surfer :-)

 
At 1:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

being their site administrator i can tell you that this blog is their top referrer at the moment. keep up the good PR and maybe they won't be able to say no! and if you do get in, maybe you can think up some computer problem that necessitates having their web developers come to Umbertide. ciao

 
At 2:40 PM, Blogger jim said...

Dear Anonymous:

Absolutely! If I get in, I'll bring with me some weird bug that only a gifted web developer can fix, something that necessitates a home-call! Surely, they'll have to put you up at the castle.

 

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