These blog posts offer an insight into some of the projects that we’ve supported and how the British Council works with literature, including interviews with writers, diaries from international visits, and reflections on completed or on-going projects. The opinions expressed in the blog are those of the authors.

Opportunity: Shanghai Writers’ Association Residency, Sept-Oct 2019

We are currently accepting expressions of interest from established UK writers to participate in The Shanghai Writing Programme - a two month residency in Shanghai, China from 1 September 2019 – 31 October 2019. The residency is hosted by the Shanghai Writers’ Association.

OPEN CALL: Sub-Saharan Africa Research Grants

| by Liz Moon

We are aiming to increase connections between the UK creative sectors and young creative professionals in Sub-Saharan Africa and to expand knowledge of contemporary African art in the UK.

OPEN CALL: Opportunity to Host Poets from Southern Africa

| by Joe White

We are looking for UK poetry and literature organisations to design and run a short networking visit by four poets from Zimbabwe, Zambia, Botswana and Mozambique to the UK in early 2019.

OPEN CALL: New writing from Turkey and the UK

| by Daisy Leitch

The British Council is launching a short story competition, on the theme of ‘diversity’, in partnership with two literary institutions in the UK and Turkey. Deadline for applications is by midnight 31 December 2017. Find out how you can apply!