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The Writers’ Centre in Sweden

Founded in 1967, the Writers’ Centre is a non-profit organization for professional writers. We aim to to bring writers and readers together, to diversify the range of culture and to safeguard freedom of speech and opinion. The Centre is divided into four regions – East, North, West and South – with offices in Stockholm, Frösön, Göteborg and Malmö respectively. Currently, 1 400 professional writers are members of the Writers’ Centre. It is supported financially by the Swedish Arts Council.

Bookings for free
The Writers’ Centre runs the Writers’ Agency, Sweden’s largest booking agency for writers. Through the Agency, writers can be booked for school visits, readings, workshops, debates, poetry festivals, seminars etc. The Agency’s services are free of charge.

Events and projects
Apart from the Writers’ Agency we run a large number of projects to encourage reading and writing. Every year we arrange literary events on World Poetry Day and World Book Day. We also run several school projects where writers come to lecture for – and inspire – students, teachers and parents.

For ICORN-writers
Professional writers at ICORN or newly arrived professional writers in Sweden, we at Författarcentrum (Writer’s Center) want to inform you of the Writers’ Center and encourage you to become members. Read more.

Contact The Writers’ Centre
Please contact us if you have any questions, ideas or proposals for collaborations:
Madeleine Schantz,