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In 2015 Tartu was designated UNESCO City of Literature which has further enhanced the vibrant literary scene. Tartu City of Literature residency program aims to increase international exchange and communication, contribute to the mobility of writers and translators, offer a creative and inspiring environment, and provide writers an opportunity to introduce their work to the Estonian readers. The programme is open to all writers and translators (translating from Estonian to other languages) from across the world, who meet the criteria described below. The residency program is coordinated by the Estonian Literary Society in cooperation with the Tartu Department of the Estonian Writers Union and in partnership with various other literary institutions.
This residency period is 2 months – April-May 2023. One applicant will be selected.
The deadline for applications is February 15th. The results will be announced by March 2nd the latest.
What the residency offers:
Required documents to be sent to the address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please use “Tartu residency spring 2023 application” as the subject line.
If you’re wondering what international residencies are like, we have a piece about international residencies from David Hartley, a Manchester currently involved in a long term residency with Tartu.
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