Oulu Comics Center/Oulu Writers Association

Oulu Comics Center

Oulu Comics Center aims to organize a comics residency in the Oulu Region (Finland) together with Liminka School of Arts and in the Reykjavik (Iceland) every year.

In co-operation with Oulu Writers Association, writers and cartoonista from northern Finland can apply for two residencies at the SÍM-residency in Reykjavik, Iceland for October 2022.

The selected artists are compensated for daily expenses and travel costs are covered up to 500 euros. No rents charged. One residency spot reserved for writers and one for cartoonists, respectively.  Open calls and application information at Oulu Comics Center homepage.

Oulu Writers Association

Oulu Writers Association was founded in 2010, based in Oulu, Finland. All its members are professional writers. Association maintains Oulu House of Literature, organizes events around the year and publish Stiiknafuulia online magazine. Associaton maintains Black Hole Network which is an international literature network focused on translating and foreign rights.

Association organizes also international literature festival Uusi kirjallisuusfestivaali (New Literature Festival Oulu) in September. This is the seventh year. Festival is open-minded for different kind of books: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, comics and children’s books.

Oulu Writers Association admits Botnia Literature Prize sixth time in 2022. Nominees will be announced at New literature festival. Prize is 15 000 euros.

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