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Latvian Writer's Union (LWU)

Year Founded:

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.

 

Contact persons:

Arno Jundze – Chair, Board of WUL

 

Address:

Čaka Str. 37-1, Riga, Latvia

Phone: + 371 67555180

E-mail: lrs@rakstnieciba.lv

Home page: www.rakstnieciba.lv

 

International Memberships:

EWC (European Writers Congress);

TSWTC (Three Seas Writers and Translators Council);

BWTC (The Baltic Writers and Translators Council).

 

Membership:

274 members.


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