5 months, 10 weekends and 100 hours – this is how the third edition of UNESCO City of Literature Creative Writing looks like. It will continue from September 2017 to January 2018. During the new edition 12 writers will be writing novels of manners. Please send the aplications to 31 July.
On the1st of July recruitment to the next edition of the UNESCO City of Literature Creative Writing Course begins; the third edition will continue from 9 September to 28 January 2018 – after a novel and a crime story writing course time has come for a novel of manners, which will be a challenge for twelve participants in the course who will be selected on the basis of texts sent.
Similarly to the previous years, in this year we will have a lot of activities with outstanding writers and editors, experts in image creation, creative thinking and publication processes. Five months will be devoted to exploring the genre that has earned a lot of faithful readers. The lucky twelve will explore the secrets of the trade and psychological aspects of novels of manners which will help to create true-born characters who will win the heart of every critics. A lot of substantive knowledge and work on one’s own text will be offered to the lucky twelve.
Following previous editions of the courses will be run by renowned and award-winning writers, editors and specialists in the publishing industry. Last year the courses were run by Marek Krajewski, Wit Szostak, Katarzyna Puzyńska and other experts. This year lectures will be given by Sylwia Chutnik, Mariusz Czubaj, Anna Dziewit-Meller and others. Filip Modrzejewski, editor in W.A.B. will be watching over the group throughout the entire course, preparing the writers to a strong debut after five months. Professor Bogdan de Barbaro will help to create credible relations between characters in the books. He is a psychotherapeutic who leads meetings on the family roles and motivations. Meetings with editors working in the largest Polish publishing houses, a literary agent, coaches, creativity psychologists and image-creation specialists will also be on the programme.
The months of work will be concluded by the publication of an anthology of texts written by participants, which will then be sent to leading publishers in Poland. There will be a great chance to have your book published! The success of the award-winning participant in the first edition, Ahsan Ridh Hassan, testifies that the course is a good way to enter the publishing market. The author has issued three titles so far and began cooperation with the oldest literary agency in Poland, BookLab.
The UNESCO City of Literature Creative Writing Course is organised by the Krakow Festival Office. Karolina Macios and Magdalena Zielińska, editors with a long experine in the publishing industry, are in charge with the concept of the course. The course is part of the programme in support of literary debuts in Krakow, which also includes the Conrad Award, For two years, the Course is accompanied by monthly weekend writing workshops that were run by Łukasz Orbitowski, Sylwia Chutnik, Max Cegielski, Weronika Murek, Wojciech Jagielski and reporters of ”Duży Format” and others.
Twelve participants in this year’s edition will be recruited on the basis of short, maximum five-page texts describing a family dinner. The recruitment starts on the 1st of July and will continue to 31 July 2017.
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