We are happy to announce the participants list of the first Almaty Writing Residency 

74 applications that we received makes this July and August hot for the jury not only for the weather.

Here is the list of 6 finalists who become this year’s residents:  

  1. Nuraina Satpayeva — Prose. Almaty. 
  2. Alisher Rakhat -Алишер Рахат — Prose. Almaty. 
  3. Shapagat Serdalikyzy — Prose. Nur-Sultan.  
  4. Akzan Amanzhol — Poetry. Almaty. 
  5. Irina Gumyrkina — Poetry. Almaty.
  6. Aman Rakhmetov Poetry. Shymkent.


We wish all those who also applied not to be disappointed as we are looking forward to have next year residency. Thank you and wish you success in the future!

We would like to thank the jury for hard work: Oral Arukenova, Alina Gatina, Ardakh Nurgaz and Evgeniy Abdullayev  

We are very grateful to U.S. General Consulate in Almaty and Chevron corporation for supporting the project.