The project Epic Residencies benefits from a 150 000 € grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA Grants. The project has been co-financed from the State Budget of the Slovak Republic in the amount of 22 000 €. The aim of the project is to bring the literary worlds of Iceland, Norway and Slovakia closer together through exchange and to offer space for concentrated work to writers and translators from Iceland, Norway and Slovakia.
The project Epic Residencies was born out of a cooperation between three residency centres: the Gunnar Gunnarson Institute in Iceland, the Tou Scene in Norway and the programme Literary residencies Košice in Slovakia. The aim of Epic Residencies is to bring the literary worlds of Iceland, Norway and Slovakia closer together through exchange and to offer space for concentrated work to writers and translators from Iceland, Norway and Slovakia. In 2022 and 2023, a total of eight residencies for writers or translators from Iceland and Norway (four from Iceland and four from Norway) will take place in Košice, Slovakia. During the same period, eight residencies for writers from Slovakia will take place in Iceland and Norway (four in each of the countries). The cooperation between the three residency centres was made possible by the financial support of the EEA grant scheme.
The Epic Residencies project is open to authors working in a wide range of literary genres (prose, poetry, literary essay, experimental work, script writing, etc) and to translators of literature. The project is built upon the values of intercultural exchange, gender equality, the importance of minority experiences and a diversity of voices in literature.
Tou, Stavanger (Norway)
Tou is a contemporary arts and culture centre in Stavanger, Norway. Tou are based in an old beer brewery, and it was once the largest company in Stavanger, employing thousands of people. Tou is first and foremost a meeting place between art and people. Tou knows that art is created where and when people meet … <a href="https://www.lrk.sk/epic-residencies-en/">Continued</a>Čítať ďalej
The Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute, Skriduklaustur (Iceland)
Klaustrid (the Monastery) is a residence for artists, writers and scholars, Icelandic or foreign. The residence is managed by The Gunnar Gunnarsson Institute. It includes a small apartment in the unique mansion, Skriduklaustur, which was built in 1939 by the famous Icelandic writer Gunnar Gunnarsson and now houses a cultural center with exhibitions and activities. … <a href="https://www.lrk.sk/epic-residencies-en/">Continued</a>Čítať ďalej
Literary Residencies Košice (Slovakia)
Literary residencies Košice is a new residency programme based in a cultural heritage building from the 18th century in the historical center of the city that also houses the Sándor Márai Museum dedicated to the work of the Hungarian writer and his brother, the film director Géza Radványi, whose family had rebuilt the house in … <a href="https://www.lrk.sk/epic-residencies-en/">Continued</a>Čítať ďalej
Anna Grusková screened her latest documentary at Skriðuklaustur
Anna Grusková, who has been in residency at the cultural centre Skriðuklaustur in East Iceland for the past four weeks, screened her latest documentary at the centre on Sunday the 5th March. The film „Woman of the New Era „tells the story of Dr. Alžbeta Gwerková Göllnerová (1905-1944), the Slovak pioneer of democracy for women, … <a href="https://www.lrk.sk/epic-residencies-en/">Continued</a>Čítať ďalej
Gerður Kristný gave public readings in Košice and Bratislava
Gerður Kristný is one of Iceland’s leading contemporary authors, mainly working in poetry, journalism, and literature for children and young people. For the past two decades, she has produced a vast oeuvre, ranging from journalistic works on various subjects to nine volumes of poetry, for which she is best known internationally. For her modern poetical … <a href="https://www.lrk.sk/epic-residencies-en/">Continued</a>Čítať ďalej
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