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Residency of Tatev Chakhian

presented by Malta Mediterranean Literature Festival
Participating countries:
  • Czechia
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • Poland
  • United Kingdom
  • Spoken Word
  • Storytelling
  • Visual Arts


  • From 01-04-2023 to 01-12-2023
Generation #1


Malta Open location

Project summary

The chosen theme and structure of this project proposal aims to address key European dimensions in terms of supporting the cultural expression, through creativity and exchange, of a young and emerging artist in the context of a diverse and creative community. There are four main ways in which the proposed project is related to the needs of the selected author, Tatevik Chakhchakhyan (pen name, Tatev Chakian). These relate to: - creative writing and the development of new work, - having her work translated into other languages, principally Czech, English, Greek, Maltese and Welsh reflecting the main languages of the participating festivals, - connecting with local communities and collaborating with other writers and translators, iv. engaging with new audiences.
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Tatev Chakhian

Biography: After several years of collaborative poetry projects, she published her first volume of poetry in Armenian titled “unIDentical” in 2016. The book is an “unofficial document” which grants the reader a passage from the poet's personal reality to the social one allowing them to wander in and between the spaces. The book was nominated for the 2018 European Poet of Freedom, the 5th edition of the Literary Award of the City of Gdansk, and was published in Polish in the same year as Dowó (nie)osobisty [Non-identity card].
In 2015, Tatev Chakhian was honoured with the inaugural Sahak Partev literary prize named after one of the founders of Armenian literature, and later with the Literary Award of the first lady of Armenia. In 2016 she received the annual prize of "Obywatelska" Polish magazine and the Polish literary award by Dionis Maliszewski.

Participating festivals

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