Residencies and competitions

Wrocław Literature House systematically develops the offer of residency stays for literary professionals. Since 2018, the project of literary residencies at the Broumov Monastery, in cooperation with CzechLit – Czech Literary Centre in Prague, has been implemented. Writers from the Czech Republic, Poland and Germany can apply for one-month stays in the small historic town of Broumov, located in the Sudeten Mountains. Since 2020, three-months long literary residencies are offered to winners of the Natalya Gorbanevskaya Readers’ Award accompanying the Angelus Central European Literature Award.

Currently, Wrocław Literature House offers several residency programmes for authors and illustrators:

Wrocław Literature House also organizes several literary competitions aiming at stimulating creativity in the area of literature:

  • Tymoteusz Karpowicz Literary Review Competition (for young literary critics)
  • How to Win the Nobel Prize (creative writing competition for children and young adults)
  • Proza Nieobca Competition (for a novel or a collection of short stories connected to Wrocław).
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