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Nanjing International Writers Residency makes a lasting bridge for the city’s literary community to develop mutual understanding with its international counterparts. This yearly program was initiated early 2019 and has hosted 18 writers, poets and translators from the subnetwork. The program has been virtual since the COVID outbreak in 2020.
Nanjing boasts a literary tradition of over 1800 years. The city served as China’s capital for about 400 years across six dynasties. Its heritages left from those dynasties and its diversified culture today have all contributed to its role as a “most luring destination” for inbound travellers to China.
The theme for 2022 program is “Rivers and Literature”. Rivers across the world have made significant contributions to culture and civilisation, making themselves a lasting topic for literary creation. Waterways may serve as origins for literary imagination. They may turn into a protagonist in the literary works. And on many occasions they are carriers of literary stories, making cultural communication fluid and far-reaching.
With “Rivers and Literature” as the theme for Nanjing’s 2022 Residencies, the city hope that participants may draw inspirations from rivers across the world for their literary creation, and promote literary communication at both local and international levels.
Open call for applications: from 19 September till 21 October 2022
Residency lasts from 31 October till 30 November 2022
What We Offer
What We Expect
Selected participants are supposed to
Documents for application
All applicants are supposed to submit
Please send all the required materials to the following contacts prior to Friday 21 October 2022.
Focal Point for Nanjing UNESCO City of Literature
Director of Nanjing Literature Center
The Selected Writers 2022 will be announced on Thursday 27 October.
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