In partership with the Writers' Centre Norwich in the UK and SALT in Turkey, the British Council have set up a reciprocal writers' residency programme.
Between 1 September and 30 November 2012, two writers from Turkey, Sema Kaygusuz and Bejan Matur spent 6 weeks each at Writers' Centre Norwich, focusing on their writing, making connections within the local literature community and being inpired by their experiences in the UK.
Between 7 January and 28 February British writer Benjamin Wood has been doing the same in Istanbul.
Writer in Residence: Benjamin Wood blogs from Istanbul
Sema Kaygusuz reflects on her Writer's Residency in Norwich
Writers' Centre Norwich