Writer in Residence in Wroclaw
Marko Martin blogs about Wroclaw and keeps you up to date.
From 15 April to 15 September 2016, author and journalist Marko Martin will be the official “Stadtschreiber” writer-in-residence in Wroclaw. Martin was chosen as the recipient of the Stadtschreiber Stipend by a jury brought together by the German Culture Forum for Eastern Europe and consisting of two representatives of the Wroclaw European Capital of Culture, among others.
The Stadtschreiber stipend is funded by the German Culture Forum for Eastern Europe (Kulturforum östliches Europa) and will be handed out in 2016 for the eighth time. The stipend is designed to call broad general attention to the common cultural heritage of Germans and their neighbours in every region of Central and East Europe where Germans have lived and still live today. Furthermore, it seeks to foster a firm commitment to mutual understanding and inter-cultural dialogue. Originally conceived as a travelling stipend, the Stadtschreiber stipend has been handed out previously in Gdańsk (2009), Pécs (2010), Tallinn (2011), Maribor (2012), Košice (2013), Riga (2014) and Plzeň (2015). In 2016, it will be bestowed upon Marko Martin in Wroclaw, the Silesian metropolis on the Oder River. The stipend is endowed by Germany’s Federal Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and the German Culture Forum for Eastern Europe and organised in cooperation with the City of Wroclaw and the 2016 Impart Festival Office.
Marko Martin will begin his five-month stay in the European City of Culture Wroclaw on 15 April 2016. During his time in Wroclaw, he will write an Internet diary and describe his encounters and the various events he experiences. The general public will be able to contact the author via his blog starting in mid-April 2016. A translation of the blog into Polish is also in the works.