THE LEMON TREE HOUSE-KEEPERS
The Lemon Tree House was founded by Julie Jolicoeur and Erinn Beth Langille in 2013.
The residency has had the benefit of a wide range of impressive staff and their participation remains an integral part of The Lemon Tree House experience.
If you are interested in applying for one of our work exchange programs or are looking to discuss related financial aid, please follow link below. Of particular interest are these skills: graphic design, web and tech development, advertising and marketing, cooking, dishwashing, photography and videography--but we are always open to discussing options. Please include a letter of intent. At present The Lemon Tree House has several work exchange positions available for the 2018 sessions.
is a Canadian writer from Oshawa, Ontario who now calls Paris home. A graduate of The University of British Columbia with a BA in Philosophy and Political Science, Julie went on to study Non-Fiction under the UBC Creative Writing Department. She co-founded The Lemon Tree House Residency in Tuscany, and has published some of her short non-fiction in Canadian literary magazines and newspapers. Since moving to Paris is 2007, Julie has kept a blog about the trials of being a poor ex-patriot writer struggling to survive in the City of Light called My Tropic of Cancer. Julie is currently working on a novel and a children's book in English as well as a series of French poems. With a long career in hospitality and tourism: from four-star hotels in Vancouver, to managing fine dining, cafes and bars across Toronto to overseeing bistros and kitchens in Paris, Julie will be with us throughout your stay as your residency director and host, assuring that each of you has an enjoyable, comfortable and productive working holiday with us.
ERINN BETH LANGILLE
is an award-winning writer based in Nova Scotia, with degrees from Dalhousie (BA), NSCAD (BA, BFA) and the University of Essex (MA). She has won fellowships and residency opportunities with the Writers Federation of Nova Scotia, the Vermont Studio Centre, Crosshatch, Art Farm Nebraska, and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She directs the creative programming at Lemon Tree House Residency in Tuscany, and has published criticism, reviews and essays on art and literature in national magazines and newspapers including Bad Day, Billie, Quill & Quire, Maclean’s and the National Post. She is a former staff food writer for blogTO. Her short story “The Crossing” won the 2014 Penguin Random House U of Toronto Student award for Fiction. Her poetry has been published in The City Series: Number 5- Halifax and Canadian Literature, and she'd done featured readings at the Universal Dawn and T & L reading series’ in Sackville, NB. ‘Take Away the Bells’, her ekphrasis poem commission by the artist William Robinson, was cast as a bronze plaque and displayed at the National Gallery of Canada from October 2016 until February 2017. www.erinnbethlangille.net