Accommodation (including bed-linen and towels) and studio.
Board, food and individual traveling expenses.
BCWT welcomes applicants from all countries - but priority of residence is given to literary professionals from the countries of the Baltic Sea region and Scandinavia. The application is available online.
Applicants must be prepared that the consideration time is approximately two months!
Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators is an international residential centre for writers and literary translators, located in Visby on Gotland, Sweden. BCWT is a working and meeting place for literary professionals. The Centre has eleven studios/rooms and is open all year round. The Centre welcomes applicants from all countries - but priority of residence is given to literary professionals from the countries of the Baltic Sea region and Scandinavia, i.e. Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Poland, Russia, Sweden. The maximum length of a stay is one month.
BCWT comprises two buildings. The dwelling-house has eleven high-standard studios/bedrooms, while the building across the street houses the common rooms: kitchen, library, drawing-room, TV-room, Finnish sauna etc. The kitchen is well-equipped and intended for self-catering. lt is also a natural meeting-place, where people informally can get to know foreign colleagues. Bed-linen and towels are supplied by the Centre; there is a laundry room for common use, as well as bicycles.
The Centre's library contains chiefly dictionaries and other reference books in the languages of the Baltic Sea region but also poetry and high-quality fiction. The book titles can be searched on their website via the database LIBRIS.
There are computers (PC) connected to the internet, printer, scanner and Xerox machine. The WiFi covers both houses. Upstairs in the livingroom there is a piano and home cinema with big screen and BluRay player.
Baltic Centre for Writers and Translators is centrally situated within the walls of the medieval town Visby on the island of Gotland. The island is now a part of Sweden, almost in the middle of the Baltic Sea, and has since times immemorial strong ties with Russia and the Baltic nations. You can travel to Visby by air (via Stockholm), or by ferry-boat from Nynäshamn and Oskarshamn.
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