The literary cities have worked towards promoting mobility and exchange of writers. As part of international cooperative initiatives to support the values of creativity and diversity of voices, Bucheon happily launched its residency program in 2020, following the lead of other literary cities offering residency programs for writers and artists from other UNESCO Cities of Literature and beyond. Bucheon Residency Program will be offered annually onward.
We aim to increase international exchange and communication, contribute to the mobility of writers, translators, and cartoonists, offer a creative and inspiring environment and provide them an opportunity to introduce their work to Korean readers. We invite the artists who are linked with the member cities of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network to the Writer in Residency program of Bucheon!
The inaugural residents were Rory Waterman from Nottingham, UK and Jeff Noh from Montreal, Canada.