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Helsinki: City Writer-in-Residence

Who: Writers from Germany

Section: Literature

Duration: 4 weeks

Since 2009 the Goethe-Institut Finland has annually awarded two four-week city writer-in-residence fellowships to German authors, mainly in the field of fiction.

The fellowship provides the writers with the opportunity to become acquainted with a new culture and new literary surroundings. In addition, the stay in Finland gives the writers the chance to gain ideas and suggestions and to make new contacts. During their stay, the writers hold several readings and attend the Helsinki Book Fair.

They also write a blog about their stay, which gives the public the opportunity to gain an insight into their experiences and thoughts.