The Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF) is holding the 10th annual Sozopol Seminars, with this year’s edition being the first creative nonfiction edition. The program will take place from June 8-12 in the Black Sea town of Sozopol, Bulgaria with a follow-up in Sofia for the events of CapitaLiterature.
A truly impressive lineup of lecturers, guests and instructors has just been announced, including the author of We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed With Our Families, Philip Gourevitch, author of The Possessed: Adventures with Russian Books, Elif Batuman as well as Dimiter Kenarov, Benjamin Moser among many other distinguished writers and journalists.
EKF offers full scholarships to five participants writing in English and five writing in the Bulgarian language that covers tuition, room and board, in-country transportation, and 50% of international travel expenses. The application deadline is March 6, 2017.
Now that we are living in a dystopia in which even the most distorted, surreal art can’t hope to outdo the day-to-day menace and twistedness of reality it’s probably a very good idea for writers to brush up on their nonfiction skills and there is no better place to do that than Sozopol.
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Photo – Sozopol, taken by me