Granada UNESCO City of Literature, which depends on Granada City Council’s Department for the Arts, in partnership with the University of Granada (through its University Extension Unit, International Development Unit, and Social Responsibility, Equality and Inclusion Unit), is launching a new international Granada Writers in Residence Programme. The purpose of this programme is to strengthen international partnerships in the arts sector in general and in the field of writing in particular, which is one of the main objectives set by the city of Granada as a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN).
The Granada Writers in Residence Programme is targeted at emerging writers, residing in any country in whichever language they write. It offers a month’s stay (30 nights) in Granada for two writers, between 2 November and 1 December 2021, and will cover the travelling expenses of each of the writers selected. The University of Granada will arrange and cover the costs of accommodation for the two writers. Each will have their own room with full board at the university’s hall of residence for visitors (Corrala de Santiago).
Granada UNESCO City of Literature and the University of Granada will also provide the writers in residence with opportunities to participate in the city’s literary life, arranging contacts with local writers, involvement in workshops, teaching activities, and so on. The writers in residence must undertake to participate in activities related to the local literary system, as proposed by the programme’s organisers.