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Open call
REM—Malba Writers Residence

Annual application: From 5 October to 5 December, 2017
Residences: April-May; September-October, 2018

The Residence Programme is intended for foreign writers, offering them the opportunity to stay 4-8 weeks in Buenos Aires as part of their professional and artistic development. Each year two calls will be made during the months of April-May and September-October. REM stands as a forum for dialogue and literary creation., geographic and political issues, not only through the work and presence of prestigious writers and specialists residing in the country, but also through annual activities and events that count on the Residence Programme as their main management and promotion agent.


Requirements and Selection

●  Authors willing to apply must have at least two published books (novel, short story, poetry, children's literature, literary non-fiction).

●  Academic papers and self-published works will not be considered.

●  If not Spanish speaker, it is desirable (but not an exclusive condition) that the author has works translated into Spanish.

●  The writer in residence is committed to dedicate his time in Buenos Aires to work on a manuscript. He/she must present a motivation letter and advance a concise and concrete plan to carry out during the stay.

●  An expert panel will select annually the participants in REM.

●  Argentine writers residing in other countries are excluded from selection.


●  Airline tickets from and to their home city

●  An apartment to develop their activities during their stay

●  One stipend of u$s 500 intended to contribute to various expenses for the duration of the programme (5 weeks).


MALBA Literatura will arrange for participants an agenda of activities with local figures and institutions, enabling participants to know the cultural activity in the city. Participation is optional. Invited participants will have two encounters with general public (lectures, interviews) as a part of their residence activities.

MALBA will invite each resident to produce a short text (1000 words) that can be published on the MALBA website. 

Application form



Mecenazgo Cultural

Honorary committee

John M. Coetzee
Writer, South Africa

Luis Chitarroni
Editor and writer, Argentina

M. Soledad Costantini
Director, Malba Literatura

Ofelia Grande
Editor Siruela, Spain

Luisa Valenzuela
President of Pen Argentina and writer, Argentina

Manager: Magdalena Arrupe

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Related Activities

Residences: April-May; September-October, 2018



Open call
REM—Malba Writers Residence

The Residence Programme is intended for foreign writers, offering them the opportunity to stay 4-8 weeks in Buenos Aires as part of their professional and artistic development.

Annual application: From 5 October to 5 December, 2017 
Residences: April-May; September-October, 2018

Mesa redonda

Ficción, traducción y extranjería

Las autoras y traductoras Laura Erber (Brasil), Inés Garland (Argentina), Julianne Pachico (Inglaterra) y Gabriela Stöckli (Suiza) dialogarán junto a Julia Tomasini sobre las residencias artísticas como espacio de producción y creación y sobre los efectos que tiene en la ficción el traspaso de una lengua a otra.

Lunes 23 de abril a las 19:00. Biblioteca

Fiona Sze-Lorrain


Tres preguntas
a Fiona Sze-Lorrain

Fiona Sze-Lorrain (Singapur, 1980) es una de las autoras seleccionadas para participar de la Residencia de Escritores Malba 2018. En su residencia, Sze-Lorrain investigará en profundidad la obra de Alejandra Pizarnik y Silvina Ocampo, dos poetas que influyeron directamente en su obra. Como parte de su estadía en Buenos Aires, la escritora también investigará la influencia del poeta Mark Strand en nuestra cultura.

En el marco de la Residencia de Escritores Malba 2018

Fiona Sze-Lorrain en Buenos Aires

Residencia de Escritores Malba

Fiona Sze-Lorrain en Buenos Aires

En el mes de junio, recibimos a la primera escritora invitada de la Residencia de Escritores, la poeta Fiona Sze Lorrain (Singapur, 1980). Malba coordinó tres encuentros públicos dedicados a conocer su obra.

Junio de 2018

Fiona Sze-Lorrain


Living in between languages
Fiona Sze-Lorrain and Jorge Monteleone

“I renounced discovering how the “diverse origins” are combined – or not—in my life”, says poet Fiona Sze-Lorrain (Singapore, 1980), selected by the honorary Committee of the Writers Residence at the Malba to participate in a residence of five weeks in Buenos Aires.

Thursday, June 14th at 7PM

Jueves 12 de julio a las 18:30. Biblioteca

Fiona Sze-Lorrain


Poesía en dos lenguas

En el marco del Laboratorio de Traducción de Poesía de Julio (Instituto Lenguas Vivas Juan Ramón Fernández) un grupo de traductores noveles seleccionados trabajaron con la poeta francesa Fiona Sze-Lorrain, residente de la REM, en la traducción de sus poemas. Como parte de esa labor conjunta, presentan en Malba una lectura bilingüe de a obra de la poeta francesa.

Participan: Fiona Sze-Lorrain y traductores invitados
Jueves 12 de julio a las 18:30. Biblioteca

Mercedes Cebrián

Residencia de Escritores Malba

Mercedes Cebrián en Buenos Aires

La Residencia de Escritores Malba (REM) recibe en el mes de octubre a la segunda escritora invitada a Buenos Aires durante cinco semanas, como parte de su desarrollo artístico y profesional.

Octubre 2018