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Start date: May 1, 2015, End date: Apr 30, 2019 PROJECT  FINISHED 

Other Words will create a network of creative placements for minority or lesser used language writers, cooperating with cultural agents in countries where those languages are spoken. A defining European characteristic is cultural and linguistic diversity. During our long history much of the literature in these languages has been hidden, surviving thanks only to their speakers and creators. Other Words seeks to help Europeans to discover this richness via artistic placements and translations, sharing experiences from different territories.Mobility of writers and their works is central to the project. It will offer 8 week-long literary residencies. Writers from participating countries will be placed in a different participating country. Each year partners will send 2 writers and host 2 other writers. The participating bodies will issue an open call and run a selection process. Also, they will have to offer mediation activities to the literary creators they host.The aim is that dynamic relationships be formed during the placements with the communities in the host country. Firstly, the creation process should be carried out in a way that is visible to the public and, secondly, the placement experience should be depicted in the creation process. Writers must, therefore, complete 2 activities during their placement. Examples of possible activities include:- Conferences or workshops for the general public.- Activities promoting reading and writing for children and young people.- Collaborating with an artist from the host territory and combining disciplines.Finally, literary works created by these writers will be translated into English and the other languages and published digitally on the project's website. This digital platform will also show activities held during the placements to new readers and to European cultural promoters working with artists in minority languages, offering them first hand information on our efforts to help writers work transnationally.

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