Writers and translators can apply for a literature residency in Tartu

English-speaking writers and translators can apply for a two-month literature residency programme in Tartu, Estonia, for the autumn of 2018, held at the Karl Ristikivi museum.

The literature residency programme aims to increase international exchange and communication, contribute to the mobility of writers and translators, offer a creative and inspiring environment, and provide writers an opportunity to introduce their work to the Estonian readers, according to the organisers.

The programme is open to all non-Estonian resident writers and translators (translating from Estonian to other languages) from across the world, who speak English at least at an upper-intermediate level; have at least one published fiction or non-fiction book, screenplay, theatre script or translation from Estonian into another language; and is interested in Estonian culture and literature

The conditions also state that the applicant must be ready to participate in the local literary life, including events, meetings, interviews and festivals; and plans to do literary work during the residency.

The deadline for applications is 1 September 2018. You can find more information on the programme website.


Cover: Tartu from air (the image is illustrative/photo by Sven Zacek).

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About the author: Edith Soosaar

Edith Soosaar is a freelance journalist from Estonia who travels and writes about the world. After living in Spain, USA and UK, she is exploring the world full time for now. She has an obsession with books, gets excited about good food and can talk about real estate for hours.