South and East reaches West - digital platform for promotion of writers in post-conflict societies
The Literary Residence Programme “Reading Balkans 2018” is a part of the project South and East reaches West - digital platform for promotion of writers in post-conflict societies (iSE2W). The Programme is open to welcome fiction writers, poets, essayists and playwrights from Southeast Europe (Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, and Slovenia).
The Literary Residency within the Reading Balkans Programme is a cooperation of the Publishing House Goga (SI), Goten Publishing (MKD), Udruženje Krokodil (SRB), Udruga Kurs (CRO), Poeteka (AL), Qendra Multimedia (Kosovo), PEN Centre BIH and other partners. The Reading Balkans project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.
We are paying particular attention to writers who are innovative and who in their works deal with contemporary themes and topics. We will enable the participation of writers of all ages and sexes with a common criterion: that their works reflect topics of reconciliation, the role of culture in (post)conflict societies, and the importance of dialogue to fight nationalism and intolerance.
For the year 2018, the call for applications is launched for 21 authors. Each residency duration will be 4 weeks. All residencies will be arranged between March 1st and July 31th, 2018.
Name of the Host, Country (Town), Number of residencies
The application material should be sent in Croatian, Serbian (Latin), Bosnian, Montenegrin, or English. The deadline for the applications is October 25, 2017. The fellowships will be awarded by the Board of the Reading Balkans Project. The applicants will be informed about the decision of the jury via e-mail, by November 15, 2017.