H.A.L.D. [Housing Authors & Literature, Denmark] -discontinued


NB: The H.A.L.D.programme will no be continued in 2017.

News on the H.A.L.D. programme’s future will be presented here.


The Danish Centre for Writers and Translators proudly presents H.A.L.D. (Housing Authors 

& Literature, Denmark), an “International Summer Residency for Writers at Hald”.

The H.A.L.D. programme will select four fiction authors from abroad* to live and work alongside selected Danish fiction authors in Hald Hovedgaard’s main building during the period of 3-4 weeks in June.

The foreign authors will live and work at Hald under the same conditions as writers during a working residency at Hald normally do.

Each author will work on the writing project that he or she has brought along to Hald and will be responsible for providing his/her own food and toiletries.

The principal purpose of this international cultural and literary encounter is the informal meeting of professional writers, living door to door in an inspiring environment.

The H.A.L.D. programme might include some organized group activities, such as eating meals together and an excursion to the neighbouring town of Viborg or Aarhus.

Former participants of the H.A.L.D. programme are listed here.



* Writers of all nationalities are welcome, but Nordic speaking writers are referred to our normal residency program.