Meanwhile, tourists still waylaid by fado: “It felt like we had been part of something secret, something special.” Read more here.
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“Wines from Portugal’s Douro Valley claimed three of the top four places in Wine Spectator’s 2014 top 100 ranking — including the No. 1 spot awarded to Dow’s 2011 Vintage Port.” Read more in USA Today here!
Check out Esquire’s recent profile of our favorite city!
After reading more than 1,000 entries, DISQUIET & Summer Literary Seminars are proud to announce this year’s winners of our joint contest in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. See the results here!
Great news: we’re pushing our deadline for the Short Play Contest back by one week!
So get up from your keyboard and stretch a little. Go outside. Get a coffee. Call your mother. AND THEN GET BACK TO WORK. We’re loving what you’re sending us, so keep it up!
Contest now closes: March 7, 2015.
Elaine Avila writes about winning the first annual Disquiet Short Play Contest, her time in Lisbon, and “the exhilaration of being part of a group that is telling its stories for the first time.”
In Portugal, everyone goes naked, on and off the beaches. By this I mean that what I found at Disquiet were people, not writers, not speakers, not editors, not panels. Over two very potent weeks, I got a chance to see my colleagues up close for who they really were and not for their titles. I heard their work, broke Pao de Deus with them, and realized that there is something alarmingly honest about Disquiet’s mission: when the time and place are right, we writers become true to ourselves, both on and off the page. I realized wasn’t just among writers at Disquiet, I was among colleagues in a shared experience of discovery.
DISQUIETer Annie Liontas writes about her experiences in Portugal this summer for South85. Lots more over here.