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10 Jun 2023

Slovenia | Writers-in-residence programme in Nova Gorica

City of Books Festival and Carinarnica Cultural Centre call for applications from writers, poets, essayists and publicists between the ages of 20 and 29 for a 12-day literary residency programme in Nova Gorica (Slovenia), in 2023.

The Twenty Something Project, part of the Nova Gorica 2025 – European Capital of Culture programme, is organising the literary residency on the theme “visible and invisible”. During the programme, participants will be able to explore writing and literary creation practises. 

The project aims to promote the practise of writing in public spaces, focusing on mentoring young talented writers and preparing them to enter the publishing world. Special attention will also be given to helping writers get to know each other, both literary and cultural professionals from other fields, and bringing them to a wider audience. 

Who the residency is for

Writers, poets, essayists, and engaged journalists between the ages of 20 and 29 from the following countries: Slovenia, Italy (Friuli- Venezia Giulia, Veneto, South Tyrol, and Emilia-Romagna only), Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina,Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, and Germany (Chemnitz and surroundings only). 

What the residency offers

Travel expenses up to 300 EUR (up to 650 km, use of train or bus is compulsory, except for the people with disabilities), accommodation, and allowance for daily expenses (40 EUR/day). 

What to expect from the residency 

Everyone should enter the residency with a clear calendar and a clear head. During this time, there will be alternating intensive drills and free time dedicated to writing. The aim is for writers to get to know each other and co-create, and for literary artists to collaborate and co-create with artists from other fields. 

Nova Gorica residency application guidelines

Deadline: 10 June 2023