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Open call for Slovene authors!

Eight-week literary creation residence in late summer/autumn 2016, hosted by Forum na mladi, Bitola, Macedonia.

Other Words is a network for literary exchanges, in which small or minority linguistic communities take part. The residency is a part of the Druge besede/Other words project, which aims to help literature written in small and minority languages to become known further afield. Based on an international partner network, the essence of the project Other Words/Druge besede is to introduce a circuit of creative placements for European writers in small and minority languages.

X-OP Društvo za sodobno umetnost will be choosing a Slovenian-language author for a paid residency. This residency will take place in beautiful and friendly Macedonia, in the time period August to October 2016.

In this call for applications, possible literary projects include fiction, poetry, non-fiction (essays, memoirs), graphic novels, literary criticism, contemporary biographical/autobiographical literature, screenwriting and theater (religious, educational and academic texts are not eligible). The work created by the resident author must have a certain integrity, although it can be part of a broader project (a chapter in a novel for example).

Local community interaction is integral to this residency. Presentations, events, workshops... Please include in your proposal your creative ideas as to how you would like this participation to be carried out!

Please email your proposal (500-2,000 words), with an updated CV showing literary merits and career, and a photocopy of your national identity card or passport to Cameron Bobro:

bobro@kibla.org

Druge besede/Other Words offers for this residency:

– Travel expenses to and from Macedonia

– Accommodation expenses

– Daily allowances

– Financial Remuneration (wages)

– Publication of the text on the Other Words website (translated into 5 languages)

– Publication of the text on paper (translated into 5 languages)

– International projection

 

Kocho Trajchevski  will be in Donostia–San Sebastian between April and June 2016

Kocho

The selection committee of Other Words on a meeting held on the 25th of January chose Kocho Trajchevski as the best candidate among six quality authors. He's an independent self-published author from Bitola Macedonia author of a successful SF series written in English and one of the founders of Manuscript an association that helps new writers in Macedonia.

His main interest lies in Military Science Fiction and Opera, but he also writes fantasy, autobiography and poetry, and works as part time columnist.

He will stay in San Sebastian from 16th of April till 16 of June this year.

The Other Words programme aims to establish a network of creative stays for European writers in small and minority languages through a network of partners from several European countries. The partner organisations of the Other Words initiative, promoted by Donostia San Sebastian 2016 and Donostia Kultura, are the following:  and DSS2016 (Basque Country), Foran na Gaegile (Ireland), X­OP-eXhange of art operators and producers (Slovenia), Youth Forum naMladi (Macedonia) and Ljouwert/Leeuwarde 2018 (Friesland).

Other Words will be carried out between 2016 and 2019.

 

Orna Ní Choileáin will be in Friesland between April and June 2016

OrnaThe selection committee of Focail Eile (Other Words) are delighted to announce Orna Ní Choileáin, an Irish language writer from Dublin, to take up the first residency in the programme. She will be in Friesland between April and June 2016. A total of six projects were submitted for this first open call, and the selection committee underlined the high quality of them all.

The Focail Eile (Other Words) programme aims to establish a network of creative stays for European writers in small and minority languages with partners from several European countries. The partner organisations of the Other Words programme, promoted by Donostia Kultura and DSS2016, are the following: Donostia Kultura (Basque Country), Foras na Gaeilge (Ireland), X–OP eXchange of art operators and producers (Slovenia), Youth Forum na Mladi (Macedonia) and Ljouwert/Leeuwarde 2018 (Friesland).

Focail Eile will run between 2016 and 2019.

 

Ekaitz Goienetxea will be in Slovenia between March and May 2016

ekaitz goienetxea

The selection committee of the Beste Hitzak (Other Words) programme, in a meeting held on the 21st of December, 2015, selected Ekaitz Goinenetxea, a candidate from Bermeo, for the first stay of this literature creation project. Ekaitz Goienetxea will be in Slovenia between March and May of 2016. A total of five projects were submitted for this first open call, and the selection committee underlined the high quality of them all.