"Silk Routes: Heritage, Trade, Practice" is a project by the University of Iowa, in collaboration with the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs (US Department of State).
It foucuses on literary heritage, aiming to create a network of contemporary writers in the "Silk Road Routes" (so to speak) and at the same time providing a pool of information for general users, students, educators and fellow writers. This website does not only include literature, but also information of everyday life, images, historical archives, music, etc.
In my opinion, a prominent aspect of this project is that the network includes authors working in their own traditions, while at the same time providing an overview of existing (and creating) links accross nations.
We are always looking for new writers, filmmakers, and artists to share their creative work and sense of place. Please email the program coordinator Lisa Daily ( email@example.com(link sends e-mail) ) to see if you qualify. Include your city/country, age, and a short bio in the email.