This is André Looijenga's description of the creation work that he did for Other Words in Bitola, Macedonia:
"My travel short story The Train to Monastir is based on my journey by train and bus between Budapest and Bitola in June 2016. I have intertwined my impressions of landscapes, cities and crossing borders and chance encounters with other travellers and local people with recollections of the history of the Balkans, especially to the last half century of Ottoman rule in Macedonia."
Yoseba Peña wrote IXO (1987) during his Other Words residency in Dublin at the end of 2016. It corresponds to the first chapters of the third (and last) part of his novel IXO, due to come out in 2018. Diana Draper has translated it into English.
In May and June 2017, Bildts writer and editor-in-chief Gerard Marcel de Jong (1979, St.-Anne) stayed in Donostia, Basque Country, as part of the Other Words program. There he worked on his debut, the Bildts novella ‘Blau fan dagen, griis fan ônrust’ (‘Blue of days, grey of unrest’). His stay there resulted in an essay about the threats and opportunities for his own small language, Bildts. ‘Footsteps in the clay: towards a new awareness for the Bildts language’.
Gerard De Jong