8th July 2022

Open call III Poetic Residences «Ámeto Mítico» on the Saint James Way launched by FUN

Uxío Novoneyra Foundation opens the third call for poetic itinerant residences on the Saint James Way, a project that belongs to «O teu Xacobeo» programming propelled by Xunta de Galicia and Europa Creativa 

We look for poets interested in doing the Saint James Way and writing about the Jacobean peregrination

«Ameto Mítico» residence has its goal in updating the legacy of the galician-portuguese troubadour poetry characterised by the influence of provençal lyric and others, like sufi peotry, that arrived in Galicia through the Saint James’s peregrinations.

We want to reactivate this immaterial tradition and take the poets through the peregrination experience aiming at the dissemination of the Saint James Way as a mythical space to write poetry about nowadays.

Inspired by the routes showed in the book Arrodeos de Desvíos do Camiño de Santiago, Uxío Novoneyra´s last book of poems — who was also a recognised modernizer of the troubadour poetry— we propose twelve residences of writing and poetic peregrination through the Saint James Way on Galician territory.

This third call  is defined in the programme «O teu Xacobeo» by Xunta de Galicia and belongs as well to the project Europa Creativa «BE(P)ART Grow With Arts» aiming to bring the literary creation closer to the younger generations through a participative methodology and network.  


Residences will be carried out from 16th September to 2nd October 2022 with the following schedule:

  • 16/09/2022 – Poets arrival to Lavacolla Airport/Intermodal Station Santiago de Compostela, 
  • 17/09/2022 – Planning Day with the organization at Uxío Novoneyra Foundation Headquarters (O Courel).
  • 18/09/2022– 25/09/2022: Peregrination through the French Way between Vilafranca do Bierzo e Santiago de Compostela.
  • 26 /09/2022: Traveling Santiago-Courel.
  • 27/09/2022-30/09/2022: Readings and poetry workshops in 8 schools from municipalities of the French Way.
  • 01/10/2022: Jacobean poetry reading at Uxío Novoneyra Foundation  (O Courel)
  • 02/10/2022: Return from  Santiago de Compostela.

The Foundation will take care of the hospitality expenses: transport, documentation, lodgings and food of the poets throughout the residences’ period.

How to participate

The poets interested in participating should send an email to  ametomitico@uxionovoneyra.com before 30th July:

Letter of interest.

Updated CV.

Contact data

Copy of passport/ID.

Sample of their published poetry (100 verses).

A committee formed by 3 Uxío Novoneyra Foundation protectors or team members will name the selected poets on 10th August.

The list of selected poets will be published on the social media of the Foundation and in this webpage. The Foundation will be in touch with the selected poets in order to communicate their participation on the III «Ámeto Mítico» residences on the Saint James Way.