CELA – Connecting Emerging Literary Talents

CELA offers writing, publishing and marketing strategies for talented creators in a changing literary environment.

This EU-funded cooperation project brings together 6 countries: Belgium, Italy, Portugal, Spain, The Netherlands and Romania, and 7 partners: Booktailors, Escuela de Escritores, Cinepub, Huis deBuren, Passa Porta, Pisa Book Festival and Wintertuin.

programCELA is a unique programme, it gathers literary talents in various fields – from writing, to translating, to editing – to develop the careers of tomorrow’s internationally acknowledged authors and translators. CELA invests in a literary talent development infrastructure that bridges the gaps between literary talents, the publishing industry and the European public. It offers 18 emerging authors, 24 emerging translators, 6 emerging literary professionals and 7 literary organisations a two-year trajectory of training, tools and network.

The purpose of CELA is to offer European context to a new generation of literary creators, to enable intensive cooperation between talented European writers, and to improve the sound of continental voices in a choir dominated by large singers. From 2017 onwards, the participants will tackle some of the challenging realities of our age – from increasingly sharp divisions within Europe to a changing book publishing industry – and place them in perspective, share their work, and bridge the gaps.

CELA empowers emerging writers, translators and literary professionals across Europe. 

For more information about CELA visit the website www.cela-europe.com

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European Tour 2018-2019

SEPTEMBER 2018 HAY FESTIVAL SEGOVIA, SPAIN
OCTOBER 2018 FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR, GERMANY
NOVEMBER 2018 PISA BOOK FESTIVAL, ITALY + WINTERTUINFESTIVAL, THE NETHERLANDS
MARCH 2019 LONDON BOOK FAIR, UNITED KINGDOM
APRIL 2019 PASSA PORTA, BELGIUM
MAY 2019 LEV, PORTUGAL