Porta invites foreign authors to undertake a residency in Belgium. The
writers are offered the opportunity to work on a manuscript and to
familiarise themselves with Flemish and Belgian culture and literature.
Passa Porta also sends authors to residencies abroad.
"I had to leave home to finish my story, but I couldn't go just anywhere. I wanted to put to the test my memories of a country that had felt so strangely and undeservedly familiar to me on the many trips I made there dozen years ago: my Belgium, a Belgium that was, like the castle-studded rolling landscape in the background of a Flemish painting, always more the work of the artist's imagination than of empirical fact."
Passa Porta, International House of Literature Antoine Dansaertstraat 46 B-1000 Brussels BELGIUM