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Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature Writer’s Residency 2024 (Iceland)

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Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature announces the 2024 call for applications for the International Residency Programme for writers, to be held at Gröndal’s House in the centre of old town in Reykjavík from 1 to 14 October 2024.

The programme is dedicated to all emerging writers, and poets who have at least one published book and who are working currently on a writing project. The residency is a perfect opportunity to professionalise writing skills, find the optimal conditions for creative work, and present writing to a new audience.

The Reykjavík City of Literature 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 Iceland.


  • Connection with any UNESCO City of Literature outside of Iceland.
  • At least one published book (fiction or non-fiction), a poetry collection, screenplay or theatre script by the applicant.
  • Work on a literary project during the residency.
  • Upper-intermediate level of spoken English.

Besides accommodation and a stipend of 650 EUR, the residency covers transportation costs to and from Reykjavík.


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