Residency @ Hub Feenix

2023-06-02 23 days

Andrée Laurier

I am here to start my tenth novel. I am hoping this exceptional place and its welcoming people will inspire me to get my next manuscript launched. Here are some of my experiences and thoughts while I am at Hub Feenix. Surrounded by the forest, in a historical, luminous healing place and shelter, now full of life and vibrant colours. A simple, sincere life. Silence here is possible. And so are laughs. Oh. And although I am not very good at taking photos of myself, here I am, in my room, still a bit jet-lagged but happy.

Ideas coming together

Ideas coming together

10 months ago, by Andrée Laurier

Random notes I had taken in the previous months started to come together and make sense at Hub Feenix. But finding a voice and proper technique for the novel was necessary. It would emerge from this place and its unique story and setting.

The novel is there

The novel is there

10 months ago, by Andrée Laurier

The novel has taken shape

Less than three weeks after my arrival, I have written and edited the first chapters of a first draft of the novel. I expect this form to be the definitive one. What was to be a sombre story has become a showcase of life and light. A fine adventure of the spirit. This is the way Hub Feenix has spoken to me. Vividly and profoundly.

My published books so far

My published books so far

10 months ago, by Andrée Laurier

Adding on to the past

I have published eight books of fiction with several publishers, six novels and two novellas. Some shown here are second editions. My next novel is to be published shortly and, as I write this post, my tenth book is underway, born at Hub Feenix and inspired by my unforgettable stay there.

11 months ago
11 months ago
This is the view from my room!