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We are opening a new residency programme

We are opening a new residency programme

Working together for a green, competitive and inclusive Europe

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Renáta Pankiewicz: The connection of the words Roma/Roma and literature should not be something unusual

Renáta Pankiewicz: The connection of the words Roma/Roma and literature should not be something unusual

Renata Pankiewicz is the statutory director of the association Thank you – Palikerav. Within the association she runs the Book Club Paľikerav, which takes care of the literary background of young Roma readers, as well as authors of literature. We talked to Renata Pankiewicz about recitation, cultivating a relationship with literature and the various activities … Continued

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Thorvaldur S. Helgason : Language grounds and impacts everything

Thorvaldur S. Helgason : Language grounds and impacts everything

“Poetry might not make big headlines, but its lifespan is longer,” Thorvaldur Sigurbjörn Helgason, our resident in June 2023, remarked about his relationship with poetry. On his final day in Košice, our team member, Laura Kristína Priatková, spoke with Thorvaldur about the potential of solitude, Icelandic identity, the local art scene, and his first venture … Continued

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Not Being Heard Is No Reason for Silence: Slovak and Foreign-born Icelandic Writers in Reykjavík

Not Being Heard Is No Reason for Silence: Slovak and Foreign-born Icelandic Writers in Reykjavík

On 21 April the Epic Residencies project together with the Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute and the Writers’ Union of Iceland organize the literary event Not Being Heard Is No Reason for Silence, for the title of which they borrowed a quote from Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables. Writers from Slovakia will share their works alongside foreign-born Icelandic … Continued

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