The Writers' Residence Prague is located in Prague 2, near the Charles square, 1 km from Wenceslas Square，1.5 km from the Old town square, and 1.5 km from Charles Bridge, approx.. 600m from the river. There is green park in front of the residence, and typical beer restaurants, supermarkets and other living facilities. The residence is in a New Art style building with the Prague castle view. A famous writer Karolina Světlá lived in this building, she was a Czech female author of the 19th century. She was a representative of the literary May School. "May school" originates from the Karel Hynek Mácha's poem "May", Mácha's genius was discovered and glorified much later by the poets and novelists of the 1850s (e.g., Jan Neruda, Vítězslav Hálek, and Karolina Světlá) and "Máj" is now regarded as the classic work of Czech Romanticism and it is considered one of the best Czech poems ever written.It contains forebodings of many of the tendencies of 20th-century literature: existentialism, alienation, isolation, surrealism, and so on. The neighbor house of the Residence was the place where Mácha wrote his "May".
The Residence is about 110 m2 large with 1 big living room and 1 bedroom. Besides of the living facilities, there are prepared Chinese versions of the Czech writer's books for reading.
October Writers' Residence • Prague
October Writers' Residence • Prague is the first Writers' Residence Prague Project under International Writing project initiated by ICA z.s., it is co-organized with Beijing Publishing Group "October" literature magazine.
It aims to invite Chinese creative writers, poets, translators and artists to experience the life of Prague, to experience the literary traditions of Prague, especially the cross-cultural atmosphere accumulated over centuries, which is the source of thought and creation.
It is a platform for international exchange of literature and art.
The joint project called as "October Writers' Residence • Prague".