Chargé d’Affaires Martina Strong held a reception Wednesday night at the Ambassador’s residence for members and friends of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF).
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the foundation for Creative Writing, which since its inception has been supported by the U.S. Embassy in Sofia and by the America for Bulgaria Foundation. EKF works to support the professional development of young Bulgarian and American writers and translators and to raise the professional literary standards in both countries. It offers scholarships, seminars, and other programs.
Its annual creative writing seminar in Sozopol will take place June 8-12. It will include workshops, one-on-one consultations, roundtable discussions, lectures, meetings with distinguished American and Bulgarian creative fiction and nonfiction professionals, as well as readings. The Sozopol events will be followed by an annual literary “Capital Literature” program to be held in Sofia June 13-15.