Krakow Do You Fancy This?

Krakow Do You Fancy This?

January 31, 2019

Edinburgh’s sister City of Literature, and Partner City, Krakow has put out a call for writers who’d like to spend two months working in one of Europe’s prettiest cities.

The Krakow Residency programme is open to writers from Cities of Literature around the world, and offers a delicious two month stay at the Villa Decius, a gorgeously restored villa set in stunning parkland. Writers will also get transportation to and from Krakow, 2500 PLN and a chance to take part in the cultural life in this vibrant City of Literature.

The residency is open to writers aged 25-45 who are from a UNESCO City of Literature, and should have had at least one published book, screenplay or theatre script. As part of the placement, you’ll be asked to write a piece which features the City of Krakow which will be used for promotional purposes, but the rest of the time can be spent on your own project. Sound good? Head to the Krakow City of Literature website for application details and more information.

Krakow became a UNESCO City of Literature in 2013, making it the seventh city to join the network. It’s home to the Conrad Festival, the Milosz Festival and was the capital of Polish literary modernism. It has an exciting contemporary literary scene, featuring talent such as Ahsan Ridha Hasan, who visited Edinburgh last year as part of the Lord Provost’s International Residency.

Applications to the Krakow Residency Programme should be in by the 25th February 2019. Good luck! Powodzenia!