Apply Now for a Residency in a City of Literature!

Dust off your resumes and polish your writing samples! Three Cities of Literature currently are accepting applications for their residency programs. Which one will you apply for?

Krakow City of Literature Residency Program (Kraków, Poland)

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The Krakow UNESCO City of Literature Residency Program is dedicated to emerging writers from the Cities of Literature of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. It aims to promote the Cities of Literature Network, provide writers with a platform to showcase their work and talent to a Central European audience, support greater diversity of voices and literatures on the Polish and Central European book market and offer local writers the chance to create links with international writers as well.

The call for applications for 2019 is now open.

The residency periods are:

May 1 – June 30
September 1 – October 31

Deadline for application submission is February 25, 2019.
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Tartu City of Literature Spring Residency (Tartu, Estonia)

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Tartu City of Literature Office announces the first 2019 call for applications of Tartu City of Literature International Residency Program for writers and translators.

The call for applications is now open. The residency period is April-May 2019.

Deadline for application submission is February 25th 2019.

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Ljubljana International Literary Residency (Ljubljana, Slovenia)

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Ljubljana, a UNESCO City of Literature since 2015, offers two one-month residencies for writers at the newly restored Švicarija/Swisshouse Creative Centre, which is part of the International Centre of Graphic Arts.
The residency periods are:
October 1-31 2019 and November 20–20 December 2019 (one month per residency/applicant).
Deadline for application submission is March 31, 2019.

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Apply Now to Be Seattle's Next Civic Poet!

Are you our next Civic Poet?

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The Seattle Office of Arts & Culture and the City of Literature support an experienced poet with a two-year City residency as literary ambassador. In addition to annual City events, the Civic Poet will foster community dialogue and engagement between the City, the public and other artists while celebrating the literary arts.
This call is open to Seattle-based poets who have an established body of work including published works, reading/spoken word and project-planning experience and who have skills in racial equity practices. Applicants must be eligible to work in the US, be committed to this commission's purpose and have a strong relationship to Seattle
Wednesday, April 24, 2019; 10:59 p.m. PST 
Find the guidelines and online application here
Saturday, February 16, 2 - 3:30 p.m.
Seattle Public Library – Columbia City Branch, map it
4721 Rainier Ave. S.
Seattle, Washington 98118
Learn what makes a strong application. The session will cover specifics on eligibility, and how to apply. All applicants are encouraged to attend.

Photo of current Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee courtesy Marcus Donner