WHiN: Gothenburg, Newcastle, Reykjavík and Tórshavn. 16 writers and four artists.

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Writers’ Centre West was established in 1974 and includes members from the regions Västra Götaland, Halland and Värmland. We organize various literary events for the public, including the Forum for poetry and prose, the leading live stage for literature in Sweden. The association is also an active partner in discussing various issues related to literature. It can be everything from freedom of speech to protection of local libraries. We are part of a nationwide network of Writer’s Centres.

Go to Newcastle: New writing north

Newcastle: New writing north

New Writing North supports writing and reading in the North of England. We commission new work, create development opportunities, nurture talent and make connections. We work with new writers and seek out talent across the North of England. We also work with established writers, often in ways that allow them the freedom to experiment and grow creatively. We are inspired by new ideas and commission new writing across all forms. We work to nurture the next generation of writers.

Go to REYKJAVÍK: UNESCO City of Literature

REYKJAVÍK: UNESCO City of Literature

The City of Reykjavik was designated as a UNESCO City of Literature in August 2011, the fifth city in the world and the first non-native English speaking city to receive the honorary title. The title is permanent. UNESCO Cities of Literature are part of the larger UNESCO Creative Cities Network, of which Reykjavik was the 29th member. Since then, the Network has grown and will continue to do so.

Go to Tórshavn – The Nordic House

Tórshavn – The Nordic House

The Nordic House is a cultural institution under the auspices of the Nordic Council of Ministers. The house was built in 1983 and has ever since been active as a Nordic cultural venue with a diverse programme activity, including all art forms and targeting all age and interest groups.



Nordic Council of Ministers, Nordisk Kulturfond and New Writing North