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Heaney-Milosz Literary Residency in Krakow, Poland

Heaney-Miłosz Residency – a new literary Residency programme launched on 6 July in Krakow, Poland, by the Estate of Seamus Heaney, the Embassy of Ireland in Poland and Krakow Festival Office (KBF). This Residency will take place for a period of 4-6 weeks in autumn 2023 at the former apartment of one of Poland’s most renowned writers and Nobel Laureate, Czesław Miłosz, in Krakow. 

The Residency is open to early to mid-career writers, who are focussed on creative writing, including poetry in particular.

To be eligible to apply, applicants must:

– Be resident on the island of Ireland.

– Provide evidence of work previously published, available in English

 The following would also be considered desirable for applicants:

– Good knowledge of and/or interest in Poland or Central and Eastern Europe more broadly.


The Residency aims to celebrate the friendship between Seamus Heaney and Czesław Miłosz, by providing the time and space for an early to mid-career writer, based in Ireland, to develop their writing.  

The Call for Applications and the Application form are now open and available here:. Heaney-Miłosz Residency in Kraków | Poland – Literary residencies (

Applications are open until 30 September 2022, with the selected writer to be announced in December.


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