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  • Translatorium mentoring programme

    We know the winners of the third edition of the Translatorium mentoring programme! Each of them will have a unique opportunity work for six months on a translation under the guidance of an experienced and renowned mentor in their respective fields. The third edition of the programme (January to June 2024) is targeted to emerging […]
  • We are announcing the programme of the 15th Conrad Festival

    From October 23 to 29, writers from five continents will meet in Kraków to discuss the phenomenon of migration. The list of guests who will share their stories features, among others, Kateryna Babkina, Natasha Brown, Philippe Claudel, Inga Iwasiów, Georgi Gospodinov, Mikołaj Grynberg, Intan Paramadi The theme of the 15th Conrad Festival will be migrations. The organisers […]
  • OPEN CALL FOR THE INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCY PROGRAM FOR WRITERS AND TRANSLATORS!

    Kraków UNESCO City of Literature announces the 2023 call for applications for the International Residency Program for writers and translators. The Residency Program is realized by the Kraków Festival Office, operator of the Kraków UNESCO City of Literature program in partnership with the Villa Decius Institute for Culture. The Program is dedicated to all emerging […]
  • THE CONTINENTAL LITERARY MAGAZINE: DISCUSSION ON CENTRAL EUROPEAN LITERATUREEJ

      The meeting, chaired by the program director of the Conrad Festival, Grzegorz Jankowicz, will be attended by: 🇨🇿 Pavla Horákova (Czech writer and journalist) 🇭🇺 Viktor Horváth (Hungarian prose writer and university teacher) 🇵🇱 Weronika Gogola (winner of the Conrad Prize, permanently residing in Slovakia) 🇸🇰 Silvester Lavrík (Slovak writer and theater director).   […]
  • UNESCO Cities of Literature celebrate creativity and togetherness on World Poetry Day

    UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature use creativity and culture to promote the social, economic and cultural development of their cities. In these times of global uncertainty, the network continues to connect literary communities across the world, forging bonds through the power of books, words and ideas.   Granada City of Literature in Spain leads the […]
  • Kraków UNESCO City of Literature announces the 2022 call for applications for the International Residency Program for writers and translators

    The Residency Program is realized by Kraków Festival Office, operator of the Kraków UNESCO City of Literature program in partnership with Villa Decius Institute for Culture. The Program is dedicated to all emerging writers, and poets having at least one published book working currently on a writing project and willing to learn more about the […]
  • UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature welcome 3 new Cities to the Network

    UNESCO has announced the designation of 49 new Cities to join its Creative Cities Network making for a total of 295 Creative Cities from 90 countries worldwide. Among these new Creative Cities, 3 have been designated as Creative Cities of Literature: Gothenburg, Sweden; Jakarta, Indonesia; and Vilnius, Lithuania. There are now 42 designated Creative Cities […]
  • Reykjavík hosts first-ever hybrid UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature meeting

    “Reykjavík UNESCO Creative City of Literature celebrates its ten-year anniversary in 2021. Hosting the Cities of Literature Annual Meeting made this milestone birthday very special, and organising a hybrid meeting on this scale was highly educational. It will benefit both the network and Reykjavík City generally as we further develop this new way of working […]
  • Maarten van der Graaff and Ostap Ukrainiets are this year’s residents of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature

    Maarten van der Graaff from the Netherlands and Ostap Ukrainiets from Ukraine are this year’s residents of the Krakow UNESCO City of Literature. They will work on their latest texts during a two-month stay at the Villa Decius. For them, it is a time of intensive work, exploring the city and developing contacts in the […]

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