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International writing camp for young writers

November 11 -22, 2018, Armenia

The ARI Literature Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in Armenia are proud to offer a creative writing experience opportunity for young writers from Armenia, Georgia, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine.

‘Write in Armenia’ International Writing Camp creates opportunity for young writers to get together in a ten-day extensive program to learn from each other and about each other. The program of the camp is developed in cooperation with the International Writing Program of the University of Iowa and is based on their model of Between the Lines program. The camp will be led by professional tutors from IWP in cooperation with acclaimed writers from each program participant country.

The program will consist of lectures on literature and other creative disciplines, writing sessions both in English and native languages, sessions on photo, video and onstage performances, playwriting, slam poetry; team building and communication exercises, readings, group discussions, National 101 days, cultural tours, and a lot of fun.


The working language of the camp is English.

The program will cover travel expenses, lodging and meals for the whole period of the program. Program participants will be responsible for their own visa arrangements and expenses.


  • 18-24 years old 
  • Functionally fluent in English 
  • Strong interest in writing as a future career

To apply please submit the both of the following addresses: [email protected]  and  [email protected]  

  • Completed application form (English)
  • Cover letter explaining your interest in participating (English and Ukrainian)
  • Resume (English and Ukrainian)
  • Writing sample in Ukrainian (250-500 words of fiction or 25-50 lines for poetry)
  • Writing sample in English (min 200 words of fiction or 20 lines of poetry)

Deadline for submitting applications September 30, 2018.

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