Ventspils House offers writers and translators a place for creative work in one of the most beautiful Latvian cities on the Baltic Sea coas: Ventspils. The guests get the opportunity to live and work at Ventspils House for four weeks. They can discover Ventspils - a city in which history meets the future, and the Baltic Sea Coast. Moreover the guest will meet other writers and translators from Latvia, the Baltic States, Europe and the world. Ventspils House also offers the opportunity to become involved in creative collaborative projects such as festivals and seminars.
HALMA grant holder Urs Faes wrote about his stay at the International Writers' and Translators' House. His essay is available in the European Library of the HALMA network.
Variable:The opportunity to become involved in creative collaborative projects such as festivals and seminars.
The historical building is located in the centre of Ventpils and was recently renovated.
Location: on the Baltic sea coast, north-western Latvia; Area: 55.4 km2, Population: 44.000
How to reach:
1) by buss from Riga Buss Station (approx 3 hours)
2) by plane - please look for more information at the Ventspils Airport site;
3) by ferry from Sweden, Germany and Estonia.