Nilufer Municipality Libraries
Göl Yazıevi has been actualized to offer writers, poets, translators, academicians and researchers the opportunity to finalize their works and projects in a tranquil, home-like environment. Göl Yazıevi is a unit of Nilufer Municipality. It is designed specifically for contributing to the literary arts and the creational atmosphere of the City of Bursa.
The resident would participate in some events (i.e. reading, discussion, interview, workshop) planned by the Directorate.
The residence includes nearly 100 square meter of usage area: two separate rooms with a single bed, writing desk, wardrobe, TV and A/C, a shared bathroom, kitchen, washing machine, iron and hair-dryer. Facilities such as internet access and hot water are free to use.
Göl Yazıevi is a petit two-story residence that is neighbours with the local people and is located near St. Panteleimon Church, which has been restorated and converted into a cultural house recently.
The residence is in Gölyazı, a small island which lies upon Lake Uluabat (Lake Apolyont) with red – roofed houses on it. An old bridge of stone, which says “Each going is a return” on its abutments, connects the two sides of the village. During the 4th century B.C., Gölyazı was the home of an ancient Greek city called Apollonia. When the Ottomans were in reign, both Turkish and Greek people lived in the small fishing village of Gölyazı. Today, mostly Turkish people who once lived in Salonika, Greece came to live in Gölyazı as exchange. Gölyazı is a first degree protected area.