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Creative Week

16 July - 23 July

In July 2023, the Quinta Project will host its first creative week.

Over the course of seven days, we will produce an anthology of writing and images inspired by the Quinta’s 5.5 hectares of stunning land. Beneath soaring eagles, in the shade of cork oaks and olive groves, and to the sound of waterfall and cicadas, we will write and craft our responses to this exquisite ecoqueer experimental space.

Whether you are a budding beginner or a seasoned scribbler, we would love you to join us. All forms and styles are welcome: short fiction, poetry, nature writing, memoir, and pencil sketch, watercolour, photography.

Over communal meals each evening, we will share our work and together build a collection which will communicate the project’s values and become the first publication of the newly-formed Quinta Press. In addition, each day we will work the land together, getting to know its rhythms and personality, developing our sensory relationships with the landscape, and taking part in creative workshops on topics ranging from movement and dance to craft and oral storytelling.

Most importantly, over the course of a week, we will create community and shared experiences in this queer corner of the Alto Alentejo.

Please arrive on Sunday afternoon. If coming by bus from Lisbon, we can collect you from Marvão. We will have a tour of the land and the facilities at 16:00, followed by a dinner together.

Departure is after brunch the next Sunday.

The accommodation will be in shared double rooms, shared sleeping space or tents at Community House.

All food during the week will be shared (vegan)

Location: The Quinta Project, Marvão, Portugal

 All gatherings are free to attend. While participants will not be charged for food or accommodation it is expected that each will actively and intentionally contribute to the shape, content, environment and outcome of the week. We can not cover the cost of travel to/from the Quinta.

Registration process:

This is a living, experimental space where we work together to practice and model the kind of interactions we wish to see more of in the world. Before applying, please consider whether or not you are committed to participating in a way that honours and celebrates the multi-faceted mission of the Quinta and that you are willing to co-create the week with your fellow participants.

Please complete the registration form available here (from 1. November – 15. January)

Creative Week


16 July
23 July
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All events are in English (unless stated otherwise).

All events are FREE. 

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