The current City Graz City Writer-guest has just settled at the “Dichterklause” Cerrini on the Schloßberg in Graz, but the call for the next period (9/2023-8/2024) has to be put out into the world.
Within the literary scholarship Graz City Writer international authors are invited to Graz for one year to take a personal view at our city from the outside position and to dedicate themselves to their literary development.
Duration of fellowship: September 2023 to August 2024 Deadline Application: 31st March, 2023
The condition of participation is an announced literary project to be worked on during the stay.
The scholarship award provides a free apartment in the historic Cerrini-Schlössl on the Schloßberg Graz in the middle of the city as well as a monthly allowance of Euro 1,300.
The residency is well known in the international literary scene and is accordingly widely recognized. In 2022 there were a total of 59 applications from 21 countries. The 2022/2023 scholarship went to Abdelaziz Baraka Sakin, who was born in Sudan in 1963. He is considered one of the most important voices of Arabic-language literatures in the European diaspora.
Accompanying the authors during their year in Graz which is correspondingly time-consuming and has been carried out by the team of Kulturvermittlung Steiermark in agreement and coordination with the Cultural Office Graz for around 25 years.
The following link leads to the call for applications on the website of the City of Graz, which contains all information (D/Engl).
For further questions please contact Mr. Christian Mayer at the Cultural Office Graz:
I may refer here to a text written by me very personally about the Graz City Writer Scholarship.