At La Porte Peinte we provide sanctuary, community, and resources to artists, writers, musicians, and dancers from around the world. Thanks to the generosity of our LPP USA donors, in 2019 we were pleased to be able to fully subsidize five month-long residencies for visual artists and writers, two of them invitational, and to extend partial [...]
Un an après la publication en 1978 de son premier recueil de poèmes, De Aantekening (L'Annotation), Gerry van der Linden a quitté les Pays-Bas pour les États-Unis. Pendant les quatre années suivantes, elle a vécu et travaillé à New York et à San Francisco. Pendant cette période, elle a fait des lectures avec Allen Ginsberg, [...]
Crossing the threshold: writing one’s way into forbidden landscapes of feeling Carla Drysdale In this three-day workshop designed to generate new writing, we will take as our touchstone and guide Rumi’s words “The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you./Don’t go back to sleep.” How do we cross Rumi’s “doorsill where the two worlds [...]
Talented young writer Kelsey wishes to spend several months at La Porte Peinte to continue work on her creative nonfiction book, Wonders in the Deep. An excerpt from the work in progress: There is a woman carved in the middle of the bay between Dinard and the walled city of Saint-Malo in Brittany, France. Though [...]
Poem Read by Becky Shrimpton From Wild Sound Festival Review The same site offers this interview with the poet Gerry van der Linden: 1) What is the theme of your poem? Theme of the poem: different worlds, same people. Universal reality. 2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your [...]
Carla, poet in residence at La Porte Peinte in 2014, will be giving a reading at the Payot bookstore in Geneva. For more information.
We're please to announce that Jon Lee Anderson's masterclass will run again in summer 2014!
Perhaps you are looking for a way to take your journalism into the exciting world of contemporary multimedia, to learn how to tell your story in words, photos, and video, online or in print. Or maybe you want to develop your ability to weave a rich long-form story that is built upon well-chosen details expressing [...]
Here is an extraordinary opportunity to work with Bex Brian, one of our masterclass tutors and a top-notch writing coach. She's offering first-time clients a writing critique free of charge as a way to try out the coach-writer relationship: Send me what you’ve got so far (no more than thirty pages) and I’ll give you a [...]
Read masterclass writing tutor Ann Tashi Slater's reflective memoir piece In Search of Things Past: Dreaming of Spain and Love in the Huffington Post. And then go on to enjoy her Gypsy Cante, an excerpt from her travel-memoir-in-progress, published in New World Writing.