About

Writers in Residence Programme

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.

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