Nanjing Writers Residency Programme 2020

2 September 2020 - News

Each year, six to eight authors from participating cities will be selected for a one-month residency program in Nanjing, China. Now taking place online, lots of activities will be organised during the program to help visiting writers learn about different aspects of local culture, better understand local literature, and gain creative inspiration from these new experiences. Public events such as book readings and author discussions will be held. During the residency program, writers will engage in writing literary creations based on their experiences in Nanjing.

The opportunity is for 6 writers/translators to take part each for a month long virtual residency in September, October or November 2020 and for them to produce a literary text in response.

The deadline for applications has been extended to 17th September 2020.

Manchester City of Literature’s Executive Director visited Nanjing City of Literature in 2019 and said they have, “some of the most beautiful and serene bookshops I’ve ever visited.”

Please send a covering letter outlining your interest and suitability for the role, a CV and a sample extract of your work (in a DOC or PDF file) to  with CC to,

For any more information please don’t hesitate to contact us. We would love for some Manchester writers to apply!