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).

PDF: Ulysses Shelter II : Poetry Anthology

Ulysses’ Shelter is an international poets’, writers’, and translators’ residency programme, executed by Thraka (Greece), Sandorf (Croatia), Krokodil (Serbia), Slovene writers’ association (Slovenia), and Literature Across Frontiers (Wales). The programme has been running for four years, and during that time, 20 foreign poets stayed in Larissa for 2 weeks, and 10 Greek poets stayed in other cities, such as Ljubljana, Belgrade, and the island of Mljet.

In the year 2021, the Greek publisher Thraka published an anthology with poems written by the poets who participated in the second round of the project: Dimitris Karakitsos, Thomas Tsalapatis, Danilo Lučić, Dejan Koban, Grug Muse, Maja Klarić, Maša Seničić, and Steven Hitchins.

The poems were translated into Greek by Aristi Zaimi, Lara Unuk, Nikolas Koutsodontis, and Vasileia Oikonomou from other project languages, and published in Greek.



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


Center for Research and Promotion of Urban Culture (CIP) is a non-profit association that has existed for twenty years. Established in 1998, it operates in the areas of culture and art, urbanism, youth mobility and social dialogue.


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