The Twenty Something Project, part of the European Capital of Culture programme, will organise a literary residency on the theme ‘visible and invisible’ in 2023. The residency, organised by Mesto knjige (City of Books) festival and the Carinarnica Cultural Centre, is aimed at writers, poets, essayists and committed publicists between the ages of 20 and 29 from the following countries: Slovenia, Italy (FriuliVenezia Giulia, Veneto, South Tyrol, and Emilia-Romagna only), Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, and Germany (Chemnitz and surroundings only). During a 12-day programme, artists will be able to explore writing and literary creation practices.
The Twenty Something project aims to promote the practice of writing in public spaces, focusing on mentoring young talented writers and preparing them to enter the publishing world. Special attention will also be given to helping writers get to know each other, both literary and cultural professionals from other fields, and bringing them to a wider audience.