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Kraków UNESCO City of Literature Residency 2024 (Poland)

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Kraków UNESCO City of Literature announces the 2024 call for applications for the International Residency Programme for writers. The Programme will offer a successful writer a two-month stay from 1 September to 31 October 2024.

The Programme is dedicated to all emerging writers and poets who have at least one published book, who are currently working on a writing project and who are willing to learn more about the Polish literary community.

Residents will stay at the apartment of Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet and Nobel Prize laureate. The Krakow Festival Office will guarantee residents the opportunity to participate in the literary life of the city and help to develop opportunities for them to promote their works in Poland.

Applicants must have the following:

  • Connection with any UNESCO City of Literature outside of Poland
  • At least one published book (fiction or non-fiction), a poetry collection, screenplay or theatre script
  • Work on a literary project during the residency
  • Upper-intermediate level of spoken English
  • Interest in the Central European region
  • Readiness to participate in the literary life of Krakow, including events, meetings promotional interviews and engagements, and festivals, where applicable

Residents will be asked to write a text (work of fiction or non-fiction) that will feature the City of Krakow (min. 6,000 to max. 11,000 characters with spaces)

Besides the stipend (2,700 PLN gross/month), transportation costs to and from Krakow will be covered.


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