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2016-04-14 16:00 —

Tresoar is looking for Frisian authors to stay in San Sebastián (Basque Country)

Today, the second Frisian call for Other Words has opened. Frisian writers can submit proposals until June 15 for an eight-week stay in the Basque city of San Sebastian, European Capital of Culture in 2016. The stay will be in the period from October to December 2016.

Five European countries and regions have joined to build a network of literary writers of small and minority languages. Besides Friesland, the Basque Country, Ireland, Slovenia and Macedonia participate in the Other Words project. Occasional other European partners, such as Wales, Malta and Occitania will join.

Other Words gives writers the opportunity to live abroad for eight weeks, to write and be active in local cultural life. The aim of such a trip is to make a finished literary work, to participate in the cultural life of the host country and to build a new writers network. The literary work is translated into five other languages ​​and published online. In return, the writer gets a fee, a daily allowance and travel expenses. All information on the selection and eligibility criteria is available on www.tresoar.nl.

A total of five Frisian authors can be involved in this exchange over a period of three years. André Looijenga was recently selected as the first Frisian writer to stay in the city of Bitola, the Republic of Macedonia. He will reside there in the period June-July 2016.

The Other Words project is performed in Friesland by Tresoar, in cooperation with the province of Friesland. It is part of the Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018 program 'Lân fan Taal' (Land of Language), by which Friesland intends to become a European centre of multilingualism through a variety of projects.