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CELA (connecting emerging literary artists) is about sharing stories beyond barriers.

The talent development project offers a European context to a new generation of literary creators across 10 different countries.

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What is CELA?

Meet the participants

Mirt Komel

Writer, resident 2019-2023

CELA helps me internationalize my work, as well as get in touch with fellow writers.

Aixa De la Cruz Regúlez

Writer, resident 2019-2023

CELA is a great opportunity to acquire a wide knowledge of what's going on in European literature, to share my work with other writers and literary professionals and receiving important feedback and guidelines to continue growing as a writer.

Daniel Montoya Aguillón

Literary Professional, resident 2019-2023

It's very nice to find a space where we can rethink an old fashioned idea of publishing and make community with it.

Patrícia Patriarca

Writer, resident 2019-2023

It brings European countries closer and allows for the literature of the countries envolved to be more recognized by their value.

Aya Sabi

Writer, resident 2019-2023

CELA is important to Europe because it works on a shared culture, literature and that will help Europe in constructing an identity based on differences.

Tadeáš Dohňanský

Translator, resident 2019-2023

It gives me the possibility to read new texts by emerging authors and translate them, which creates a very strong connection between me as a beginning translator and these authors.