Women writers have contributed to European cultural heritage since ancient times, but due to the social status of women in different cultures and periods, their creativity has not been recognized as an integral and important part of the literary field. The knowledge of the wider audience about the important representatives of the national literatures is still not at the same level as the knowledge about male writers. Even less aware are we of the fact that single authors, although they may have already received a place on the national Parnassus, are not isolated cases, but constitute a wider cultural space and movement.
Women Writers Route focuses not only on tracking stations on the life trajectories of the women writers, and placing them in the wider social and historical context, moreover, through exploring and mapping their presence in the cultural memory, the visitors of the route will discover real and imaginative literary spaces and thus encounter the wealth of European linguistic, literary and creative diversity.
Women Writers Route:
- Opens brand-new pages of the European cultural and democratic history;
- Enables and broadens rich scientific, cultural and tourist exploration of women’s literature in the context of European history, identity and values;
- Enhances visibility, significance, contribution and reputation of women writers to European culture and European history of human rights and democracy;
- Offers inspirational presentations, dynamic stories and attractive cultural and tourist content;
- Encourages constructive thought, initiates public debate and strengthens democratic practice;
- Includes access to heritage that creates experiences, training and socialization.
Croatia, Poland, Russia, Slovenia, Serbia:
Official launching of WWR common activities on 8 March