From Istanbul to Norwich - Writer Residencies

  • 2012 - 2013
  • Istanbul, Norwich

In 2012 and 2013, the British Council set up a reciprocal writers' residency, in partnership with Writers' Centre Norwich in the UK and SALT in Turkey. Between 1 September and 1 December 2012, UK writer Benjamin Wood spent 3 months writing in Istanbul and making connections within the local literature community. Read his Field Notes for his subsequent novel here on our Voices Blog.

Concurrently, two Turkish writers visited Norwich, for residencies at the Writers' Centre Norwich / the UEA campus. Sema Kaygusuz and Bejan Matur visited Norwich and took part in the programme.