The Lemon Tree HOuse RESIDENCY for Writers and Artists

OCTOBER 1 - 15, 2016

OPEN CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: DEADLINE MARCH 30,2016

 

THE LEMON TREE HOUSE IS PROUD To WELCOME ARTISTs As well as Writers

IN OUR FALL 2016 PROGRAM

2015 April Lemon Tree Residents

2015 April Lemon Tree Residents

SUNRISE from THE COURTHOUSE BALCONY

SUNRISE from THE COURTHOUSE BALCONY

The Lemon Tree House fosters creative growth by providing time, dialogue and space in beautiful Tuscany. Writers and artists have the best of both worlds- the freedom to work in peace during the day, with the option to meet up with the group for cocktails, dinner and craft talks with the featured Artists and Writers-in-Residence in the evening. Located in a tranquil hamlet in the Cetona foothills, residents have access to the full grounds, as well as a workspace in their private rooms. 

The Lemon Tree House encourages a productive experience and is open to those emerging or established in their careers. Buy time to work on, launch or finish an inspiring project, dream, connect with others, seek and find editorial, structural or technical advice, enjoy the craft talks. Past guest lecturers includes Giller-nominated Sarah Selecky, Italian author Pietro Grossi,  New York Times best seller Ibi Kaslik, prize-winning writer Rosa Rankin-Gee of "The Last Kings Of Sark" and Lemon Tree House's own Erinn Beth Langille.

The Fall 2016 roster of In-Residence artists and writers will be announced soon, reflecting the expanded disciplines we support. How much you engage in the majestic and culturally rich environment of Tuscany is really up to you, but we are happy to help!

It was one of my best life experiences. I came to The Lemon Tree House hoping it would give me the courage to do a travel book. Like the lion in The Wizard of Oz, I left roaring with courage.
— NANCY NORTON 2014 Lemon Tree Resident
I loved that my ONLY responsibility for two weeks was to create. Grocery shopping, cooking and all of life’s little distractions were taken care of by Julie and the amazing staff. My duty was to write. And so I did. I loved it!. Thank you so much.
— SOFI PAPAMARKO 2014 Lemon Tree Resident
Terrific staff, all of you!!! Wonderfully encouraging and positive. I had some wonderful connecting experiences, and in every way certainly came away with a wide perspective on what people of many ages and experiences are writing. Cocktail Hour was a really super idea, and it was fun having a cocktail of the day. Really loved the last night at the staff house.
— MEG SHARPE - 2014 Lemon Tree Resident
This was totally worth it for me both in terms of writing and personal escape.
— DEREK SILLERUD - 2014 Lemon Tree Resident
The dinners were great! I loved them, I just wanted more of them. They were perfect for me.
— BEBBAN STENBORG - 2014 Lemon Tree Resident
The Lemon Tree House team was generous, positive, encouraging...we honestly couldn’t have asked for better! Before the retreat, I was swamped with work and struggling to find the time to write regularly. But after two weeks of writing, reflection and community in an absolutely idyllic setting, I headed home with heaps of energy, focus and confidence. Thank you for a life-changing experience!
— NICOLE BAUTE - 2015 April Lemon Tree Resident
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The Lemon Tree Retreat is writer heaven. Imagine everything a writer needs—time, quiet, inspiration—and add in the beautiful surroundings of the Tuscan countryside, sumptuous meals, incredible hospitality, and a roomful of fascinating writers for cocktail hour and dinners every night. I found exactly what I needed to open my writing and inspire me to keep on, and memories for a lifetime.
— MELINDA BURNS - 2015 April Lemon Tree Resident

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR FALL WRITERS AND ARTISTS' RESIDENCY AND THE COST OF THIS PROGRAM:

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT LTH STAFF & OUR WORK EXCHANGE PROGRAM:

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To apply for our FALL 2016 Residency Program, you will be asked to submit a 5 page writing sample OR 5 samples of your arTWORK + letter of intent.  

ALL SET?

The Lemon Tree House is a member of The Alliance of Artists Communities.

It’s hard to explain what it feels like to make and break a family in two weeks. When you live with people like this, when you share your work, your fears, your space, the most important snippets of your life, you get to know each other quickly, but incompletely. I will miss our rustic, simple life, which felt like just enough. Sometimes a little is enough.
— DIANA DINERMAN - 2014 Lemon Tree Resident
A very worthwhile experience. And I felt I was in capable hands at all times. Kudos!
— CONNIE ROSE BARNES - 2014 Lemon Tree Resident
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I met some wonderful new friends and I’m so happy I got the chance to explore part of Tuscany and start my novel.
— DANIELLE DANIEL - 2014 Lemon Tree Reisdent
2014 SEPTEMBER LEMON TREE RESIDENTS

2014 SEPTEMBER LEMON TREE RESIDENTS

Whether you need that quiet time to complete a project, or hope to launch a new idea, The Lemon Tree House Residency is a perfect way to explore the creative process. Two full weeks devoted to writing and art: one-on-one sessions with in-house instructors & international authors, editorial advice from our writers and artists-in-residence, nightly cocktail hour & dinner with fellow writers & artists or just a quiet, beautiful space to get away and focus. At The Lemon Tree House Residency there is plenty of solitude in which to write, with the benefits of like-minded company in what we know can sometimes be a rather isolating artistic pursuit.

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