Partnering with the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation (EKF), the Roth Endowment helps support the annual Sozopol Fiction Seminar, held in historic Sozopol, a beautiful town on Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast. These seminars, organized each year by EKF, offer opportunities for intensive exchange between Bulgarian and English-language fiction writers, under the guidance of established authors in an atmosphere of close and collegial collaboration. Workshops and one-on-one consultations involving faculty and fellows are punctuated by talks and panels conducted by visiting speakers.
In 2018, EKF welcomed Bulgarian and American writing fellows including: Albena Todorova (BG), Genadiy Mihaylov (BG), Jo Langdon (AU), Nathan Go (US), Peter Krumov (BG), Rumen Pavlov (BG), Sacha Idell (US), Sofie Verraest (BE) and Taymoor Soomro (UK). The group met to work under the guidance of authors Philip Graham and Marin Bodakov in Sozopol from June 7-11, 2018. Faculty members Theodora Dimova, Georgu Tenev and Phillip Graham joined Elizabeth Kostova in Sozopol. The seminar was preceded by the tenth annual CapitaLiterature program in Sophia.
For a complete list of past Sozopol Fiction Seminar fellows, please consult the List of Fellows. Learn more about the Sozopol Fiction Seminars through the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation for Creative Writing.