Chateau Seneffe

In August 2023, Passa Porta is organizing a new edition of ‘Seneffe in August’, its literary residencies for translators and authors.

Supported by the Wallonia-Brussels Federation with the aim of promoting the translation of French-language Belgian literature and encouraging the international circulation of our authors, these residencies provide translators from around the world with an ideal environment (provided that their submitted translation project is of a text by a French-language Belgian author (1)). The renovated outbuildings of the Château de Seneffe and its park will provide a peaceful workspace. To ensure a pleasant work environment for all, the residencies will range in length from two weeks (minimum) to one month (maximum).

Besides two spots for French-language Belgian authors, two spots will be reserved for French-language Belgian translators. This will enable everyone to work in an environment that encourages exchanges between authors and translators, bridging professional gaps.

Accommodation (with individual workspace) and meals are provided. Residents also receive a daily allowance of 8 euros for each day of attendance. The Château de Seneffe is located in Wallonia, an hour’s drive south of Brussels.

1. a selection of French-speaking Belgian authors supported and proposed by wallonie-bruxelles international can be consulted here for inspiration.