Ulysses' Shelter: building writers-in-residence network

organizes literary residences for young writers, translators and editors. The project will begin at the end of 2018 at three locations - in Ljubljana, Larissa and in Pomena on the island of Mljet, organized by Sandorf publishing house from Zagreb, in partnership with Slovenian Writers' Society (DSP) from Ljubljana and publishing house Thraka from Larissa. Each resident will spend three weeks on each location from December 2018 to October 2019, and the idea of the project is to gradually extend the network of partners to other European countries in the future and to bring together artists from around the world and expose the creative potential of various European locations.
Tovar.hr is the main means of informing about the Ulysses' Shelter project - about the residents, their work, and events within the project (readings, workshops, conferences and social events with residents).

Announcing the names of Ulysses’ Shelter selected candidates for 2021/2022 - Serbia

Three candidates from Serbia have been chosen to participate in the 2021/2022 Ulysses' Shelter residency programme.


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Goran Stamenić (1990) is a translator and poet. He graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, the Department of Comparative Literature. He is the author of numerous short stories and essays that have been published in the magazines Rez, Poezija, Rukopisi, Glasilo CK13 and Liceulice, as well as on the masina.rs portal since 2012. Since 2014, he has been teaching creative writing to young people. His first collection of poetry, Sveti magnet, was published in 2016 by the publishing house Treći trg.

Katarina Mitrović (1991) was born in Belgrade and grew up in Obrenovac. She studied Serbian language and literature at the Faculty of Philology. She is currently a graduate student at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, Department of Dramaturgy. She has published two books of poetry: Utroba (Matica srpska, 2017) and Dok čekam da prođe (City Library Karlo Bijelicki, 2018), as well as a poetic novel Nemaju sve kuće dvorište (PPM Enklava, 2020). She worked as a screenwriter on two TV series - Grupa (produced by Vision Team, broadcast on RTS in the fall of 2019) and Mama i tata se igraju rada (Kombajn film and This and That Production, broadcast on RTS in October 2020). She is a co-writer of the short fiction film Onaj koji donosi kišu, directed by Isidora Veselinović and she also adapted the drama Paviljoni (Milena Marković) for a feature film, directed by Dragan Nikolić, which was broadcast on RTS in 2018. She wrote several film reviews that were published on the B92 website in March 2017.

Vitomirka Trebovac (1980) was born in Novi Sad. She graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad, the Department of Serbian Language and Literature. She is the author of three collections of poetry: Plavo u boji (Škart, Belgrade, 2012), Sve drveće, sva deca i svi bicikli u meni (LOM, Belgrade, 2017) and Dani punog meseca (LOM, Belgrade , 2020.) Her poems have been translated to English, German, Dutch, Slovenian, Albanian, Polish and Hungarian. In 2017, she won the BeFem Award for special artistic contribution for the anthology Ovo nije dom. She is the co-owner of the Novi Sad bookstore Bulevar Books and the coordinator of the literary festival Sofa. She is currently working as an editor at the Bulevar publishing center, and is also engaged in various art projects in Serbia and abroad.


The candidates chosen by the partner organisations are:

Sandorf, Mljet: Marija Andrijašević, Katja Grcić, Josip Ivanović

Thraka, Larissa: Iakovos Anyfantakis, Filia Kanellopoulou, Nikolas Koutsodontis

Slovene Writers' Association, Ljubljana: Tomo Podstenšek, Uroš Prah, Ana Svetel

Literature Across Frontiers, Wales: Dylan Moore, Morgan Owen



Sandorf - publishing house founded in 2008, engaged in Croatian literature and literature in translation, and in a wide range of books in humanities.


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