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).

Slovene Book Days 2023 Event with Lara Mitraković and Sven Popović

As a part of the international residency programme Ulysses' Shelter 3, the Slovene Writers' Association hosted poet Lara Mitraković and writer Sven Popović. They participated in a literary event during this year's Slovene Book Days, where they talked with the writer Tomo Podstenšek about their writing, their experiences at the residency in Slovenia, contemporary literature, and the barriers and incentives for young literary artists in Croatia.

Sven Popović writes short stories that were published in an anthology of young Croatian writers (Bez vrata, bez kucanja, 2012), in the short story collection Record Stories (2011), as well as in various magazines and online newspapers such as Quorum, Zarez, and Arteist.

Lara Mitraković is a member of the literary group 90+. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals (Tema, Poezija, Artikulacije...), and anthologies (Hrvatska mlada lirika 2Rukopisi 41Ekofeminizam Izmađu zelenih i ženskih studija...).



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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