Nanjing Virtual Residency

Nanjing City of Literature
Wed 29 Sep, 2021

The Nanjing Virtual Writers Residency is back!

Our sister City of Literature is offering an excellent opportunity for a Notts'based writer to join their paid residency scheme

Literature and Tourism. Selected writers will enjoy virtual tours of the literary landmarks in Nanjing, and sit in online workshops with local writers, to share views on such topics as literature’s role in a digital era, the relationship between literature and urban life. They will also have one-to-one dialogues with local writers and common Nanjingers, whoever they choose to talk to.

Virtual experiences

  • Virtual tours of literary landmarks in Nanjing;
  • A selection of literary activities;
  • Interactions with local writers, poets, translators, literary organizations, students, or common Nanjingers according to a resident writer’s choices;

A selected writer is expected to

  • Create a literary work in English, which is inspired by the virtual residency
  • Be fluent in English, or Chinese;
  • Have at least three years of experience in writing, or at least one published work (all genres inclusive) , or have received literary awards.


This programme is open exclusively to writers from UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature. Applicants are supposed to submit their applications together with the following documents.

  • CV
  • Extracts from his/her published works;
  • A reference letter from any literary society or City of Literature office of his/her city.




Please send your applications to prior to 15 October, with CC to

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