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15 Oct 2021

China | Nanjing Virtual Writers' Residency 2021

Nanjing UNESCO City of Literature in China has launched the open call for the Nanjing Virtual Writers’ Residency 2021. This programme is open exclusively to writers from UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature. Six resident writers will be selected by the panel for a virtual residency in November 2021.

The theme of this year’s project is Literature and Tourism. Selected writers will enjoy virtual tours of the literary landmarks in Nanjing, and participate in online workshops with local writers, to share views on such topics as literature’s role in a digital era, or the relationship between literature and urban life. They will also have one-to-one dialogues with local writers and regular Nanjingers, whoever they choose to talk to. 

Applicants are expected to:

  • Create a literary work in English, which is inspired by the virtual residency.
  • Be fluent in English, or Chinese.
  • Have at least three years of experience in writing, or at least one published work (all genres inclusive), or have received literary awards.

Six candidates will receive an allowance of 800USD for their participation in the programme.

Please send your applications to info@njliterature.org prior to 15 October, with CC to ray.bai@njliterature.org

At the time of publication, the website for Nanjing Literature Centre was under maintenance, however some news items on previous programmes were available.

Deadline: 15 October 2021