Fernando Leite Couto Literary Prize


The Municipality of Óbidos established a partnership with the Fernando Leite Couto Foundation and the Portugal Mozambique Chamber of Commerce for the Fernando Leite Couto Literary Prize.

The Municipality of Óbidos establishes a partnership with the Fernando Leite Couto Foundation, which already promotes a literary prize, and which has its own regulation in force, thus, converging wills and united by the common mission of promoting literature and books as a development tool of a territory.

The Portugal Mozambique Chamber of Commerce promoted this relationship, being also an entity whose objective is, among others, to collaborate with public or private bodies in all expressions of interest for the strengthening of relations between Portugal and Mozambique; and seek to dynamize the cultural component between the two countries, as it is itself an important link of cooperation between peoples. This entity will be responsible for printing the winning work of this competition for dissemination in Portugal.

The winner of the award will present their winning work during the Folio – International Literary Festival of Óbidos, as well as participate in a literary residency in this town. During the residency, the winner will not only develop and increase their literary production, but also integrate educational and cultural activities at a local level, specifically the presentation of their work in schools in Óbidos, and the creation of projects with local associations and the public in general.


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