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Reykjavík – Gröndal’s House UNESCO Cities of Literature Residency

2020 Residency Dedicated to Children’s Literature

In October 2020, we offer the residency for a children’s fiction writer in association with Mýrin – the Reykjavík International Children’s Literature Festival. A call for applications has now been opened. 


Reykjavík, a UNESCO City of Literature since 2011, offers a one month residency for a visiting writer from another UNESCO City of Literature. The 2020 offer is open to published children’s fiction writers from, or affiliated with, any of the other 38 Cities of Literature, writing in any genre.


This residency will be a one month stay for one writer from October 1 – 31, 2020.


Writers from or with strong ties to any of the 38 other UNESCO Cities of Literature can apply. The applicant must have published at least one work of fiction for children or teenagers (poetry, prose, play or screenwriting). Writers of all ages, gender, nationalities and languages can apply as long as the affiliation with a UNESCO City of Literature is strong.



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