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23 February 2017

Following Liam Pieper's successful Prague City of Literature residency in 2015, Victorian writers are now invited to apply for the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency program.

Krakow

Krakow

The Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program is dedicated to young and emerging writers from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Designed for writers aged 25-45, the residency includes one-month stay at the Villa Decius in Krakow and a stipend of 2500 PLN (approximately AUD$800). Transportation costs to and from Krakow are also included.

The Krakow Festival Office will ensure that residents have the opportunity to participate in the literary life of the city and help to develop opportunities for them to promote their works in Poland. The residency aims to  foster greater diversity of voices and literatures on the Polish and Central European book market and offer local writers the chance to create links with international writers as well.

Applicants must have at least one published book (fiction or non-fiction), screenplay, theatre script or translation into Polish, and must work on a literary project during the residency.

Please note: Residents will be asked to write a short piece (work of fiction or non-fiction) that features the City of Krakow in some fashion which will be used in a future, published collection for promotional purposes.

Applications for the Krakow City Of Literature Residency close on Wednesday 15 March.

Apply online