Ta Tartu!

Ta Tartu!

February 7, 2019

Being part of the City of Literature network is the gift which keeps on giving, with another opportunity for writers from our pals at the Tartu City of Literature. They’re offering writers and translators (working from Estonian to other languages) the chance to visit this beautiful Estonian city.

You’ve got until 25th February to get your application in for the chance to get your mitts on:

  • A two month stay at the former Karl Ristikivi Museum, close to the city centre
  • A scholarship of 600 euros per month
  • Compensation for travel to Tartu (up to 350 euros)
  • Opportunities to connect with the local creative community, and to perform at the Tartu International Literature Festival Prima Vista.

Pretty great, eh? If you want in on the action, you’ll need to have at least one published book, screenplay, theatre script or translation from Estonian into another language and be able to go to Tartu during April and May. Click here for more information and the application form.

Tartu became a City of Literature in 2015, thanks to its literary heritage, events and its status as the pioneer of Estonian culture. Among the literary treats of the city is the Tartu University Library: established in 1802, it holds 3.7 million books, attracts 2,000 visitors a day and hosts exhibitions and conferences.