Founded in 1940 as “The Writers Union of Latvian SSR”;
Registered as the society “Latvian Writer's Union” (LWU) in 2005.
Aims and Objectives:
- Unite professional Latvian writers and literary scholars, critics and translators (target languages – Latvian and Russian) living in Latvia and abroad, as well as writers of ethnic minorities in Latvia under one umbrella organization WUL;
- Support the development of the Latvian language and the written word, freedom of speech; to defend the professional, economic and social rights and interests of WUL members;
- WUL is the biggest and most responsive information “bank” regarding processes in contemporary Latvian literature.
Arno Jundze – Chair, Board of WUL
Čaka Str. 37-1, Riga, Latvia
Phone: + 371 67555180
Home page: www.rakstnieciba.lv
EWC (European Writers Congress);
TSWTC (Three Seas Writers and Translators Council);
BWTC (The Baltic Writers and Translators Council).