Call for candidates: Writers and comic authors exchanges between Bavaria and Québec


Künstlerhaus Schwandorf www.stadtschwandorf.de

As a continuum to the past literature exchanges, the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (CALQ) and the Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus of Schwandorf-Fronberg in Bavaria reached a two-year partnership agreement  for a crossed literature creation residency program between Bavaria and Quebec, aimed at novel and comic authors.

As per this program, a novel or comic author from Quebec will be offered a two-month stay in one of the five studios at Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus, in the town of Schwandorf-Fronberg. A novel or comic author or a translator from Bavaria will be offered a two-month creation residency in Gatineau, in cooperation with the Association des auteurs et auteures de l'Outaouais (AAAO).

The aim is to enable artistic and literary encounters, to foster sustainable bonds between authors from Bavaria and from Quebec, and to contribute to the development of the artists' approaches.

For all practical information, please refer to our French language version.


The town of Schwandorf is located 30 minutes away from Regensburg, medieval city listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, 1 hour away from Nuremberg, 2.5 hours away from Munich and 4.5 hours from Prague, in the Czech Republic.