Peredelkino, the legendary writers' colony, was set up outside Moscow in the 1930s and became an epicentre of literature in the Soviet days. Some of the most prominent writers of the 20th century lived and worked here.

It's hard to overestimate the impact this little village had on Russian and world literature.

At one time or another Peredelkino became home to Boris Pasternak, Isaac Babel, Boris Pilnyak, Alexander Fadeev, Valentin Kataev, Korney Chukovsky, Andrei Voznesensky, Bella Akhmadulina, Lilya Brik, Fazil Iskander, Yuri Mamleev, Bulat Okudzhava, Vasily Aksenov, and Arseniy Tarkovsky.

Many prominent writers, poets, translators, playwrights, literary critics would come to stay at Dom Tvorchestva, including Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Anna Akhmatova, Viktor Shklovsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Bob Dylan and Allen Ginzberg.

Thousands of people come to the house-museums of Boris Pasternak, Korney Chukovsky, Bulat Okudzhava, the gallery of Yevgeny Yevtushenko.
Rebirth of Dom Tvorchestva
Envisioned as a place of temporary residence where Soviet writers could engage in their work, Dom Tvorchestva was a major landmark in Peredelkino. Back in the Soviet times, Dom Tvorchestva belonged to the Literary Fund of the USSR Writers' Union. The main building was built in 1955 and a decade later Dom Tvorchestva was expanded to include a new glass building with a cinema hall, a bar, and a library. In the 1990s, Dom Tvorchestva was abandoned, then the main building briefly served as a boarding house, while the other became a mediocre restaurant.

In August 2020, Dom Tvorchestva experienced a renaissance: the once-famous club with a cinema hall, library and reading room reopened thanks to the efforts of NPO Dom Tvorshestva Pisatelei Peredelkino. Now Dom Tvorchestva hosts literary events, concerts, lectures and readings. 2021 saw the launch of the year-round programme of residencies for writers and artists. The park is being reconstructed along with a 1930s dacha designed by Ernst May, a German architect and a pioneering figure in urban planning.
Public Programme
Our public programme is meant to preserve and convey literary traditions and help develop new creative projects
Attend lectures, interviews, public readings
Gain new knowledge and share your experience
Our public space is perfect for working
Events for local residents
Participate in creative workshops
Attend concerts, screenings, and theatre plays
Programme of Residencies
We invite writers, translators, and artists from around the world to live and work at Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino
Since the spring of 2021, Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino has been hosting a year-round programme of residency opportunities for writers, translators, and creative arts practitioners. Residents are provided with accommodation, meals, and workspace to focus on their projects.
Peredelkino is a Soviet-era writers' community that boasts some of the greatest names of Russian literature in the 20th century. Today, it remains home to prominent Russian writers, poets, and literary critics and a place where literature thrives.

Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino restores its historical function as a place that supports literary and cultural studies, creates opportunities for writers and artists, promotes dialogue and creative synthesis, and serves as a creative laboratory.

In 2021, we received more than a thousand applications and hosted 175 creative practitioners from 36 cities of Russia, as well as from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Czech Republic, Brazil, USA, and Latvia.

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The residency programme grants selected participants — writers, translators, artists, researchers, and musicians — a stay in Dom Tvorchestva over a three week period to work on a literary writing, translation, critical text, or other creative project. The programme runs several times a year and hosts up to eight residents at a time.
The development of literary translation is an important priority of Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino and a cornerstone of this residency programme. Every month, six translators spend a week in residence where they work on their translation, benefit from each other's expertise and feedback, and attend lectures.
A collaborative residency that also allows time for individual projects. The programme is open to writers, artists, photographers, and musicians working on the announced theme of the year. In 2022, the theme of the residency is Nature Writing.
We invite applications from researchers from Russia and abroad working within the field of literature of the mid and late 20th century and the biography of writers closely associated with Peredelkino. Possible additional topics include: the Russian literary process from 1936 to 1991, Relationship between writers and Soviet authorities, Genius loci, Culture in the 1960s.
(up to 14 days)
Held once a year, laboratories in Peredelkino bring together up to 40 participants across the creative sector to work on the selected theme of the year. At the end of the two-week residency participants exhibit their collaborative projects. Participants are invited by curators.

Inside Dom Tvorchestva Peredelkino

Engage in your work in peace and quiet, meet with the community, conduct your research
Workspace and library for the residents
Historical library, new collections. It is possible to order the books you need
Perfect for meetings
Reading Room
A selection of contemporary literary magazines, records, and a curated bookshelf
A room in the restored hotel building
White Hall
For meetings and exhibitions
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