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).

A class with students at Mljet Primary School

Primary School "Mljet" invited Matthew Schembri, who was taking part in the "Ulysses' Shelter" residency program in March in the village of Babino Polje on the island, to be a guest of the 7th and 8th-grade students' English class. Primary School "Mljet" has only around 50 students altogether, who come to school from various parts of the island, and they rarely have the opportunity to talk with a foreign professional writer about his experiences in literature as well as in visual arts, but also about his experience of Mljet, an island that shares a lot of Mediterranean history with Matthew's home island - Malta. Matthew talked about his writing and the students were asking him questions about a variety of topics, interested in how he liked the island and its tranquility.



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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