Our Story

Why Tartu applied to become UNESCO City of Literature

Our Story

Resident Spring 2024

Christiane Vadnais will be the next writer-in-residence

Tours and places

Tours and places

Results announced for the Nordic-Baltic residency call


There are several annual literary festivals in Tartu, the biggest and oldest festival, Prima Vista took place for the first time iin 2004

Literary Projects

There are several long-term literary projects lead by different organisations and institutions in Tartu


Residencies for writers and translators are a rapidly evolving aspect of Tartu City of Literature.

Regular events

There are many literary events taking place regularly in Tartu. Some of them have a long history, some are initiatives of the recent years.