International Roma Writers' Association IRWA

Veijo Baltzar began active networking in order to establish a joint organization, uniting international Roma writers, in the end of 1990s. The Finnish Roma author Veijo Baltzar organised the founding meeting of International Roma Writer's Association IRWA in Karjaa, Finland in July 2002. Nobel Prize Winner Günter Grass gave IRWA his personal support and became an honorary member of IRWA.