Ulyanovsk City of Literature invites authors, poets, and playwrights from UNESCO literary cities (such as Exeter) to engage with one another around a single question of their choosing. This initiative will introduce writers from around the globe to each other, establish a dialogue, and may even contribute to the development of exciting, new writing projects.

Application Process

To participate, writers should fill out this form by October 31st, 2021. After the deadline, Ulyanovsk City of Literature will contact the writers so that they can choose who to send their ‘one question’ to based on the others writers’ biographies, publications etc. as well as answer another author’s question. More information can be found on the online form.


Questions and answers from the selected writers will be posted to City of Literature websites, social media, and will be offered for publication on project partners’ platforms such as literary magazines, libraries, and so on. In Spring 2022, an online brochure will be released in Russian and English with all the conversations and biographies of the participants.