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



Čaka Str. 37-1, Riga, Latvia

Phone: + 371 67555180


Home page:


International Memberships:

EWC (European Writers Congress);

TSWTC (Three Seas Writers and Translators Council);

BWTC (The Baltic Writers and Translators Council).



274 members.