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).

Greek participants for Ulysses' Shelter 3 2023/2024


Natassa Sideri was born in Athens in 1981. She is a playwright, writer and translator. She has studied Business Administration at the Athens University of Economics and Business, Comparative Politics at the University of York and Contemporary French Philosophy at King’s College London. Her first plays were written and presented in English. In 2013, her debut play “On the Bridge” was the winner of a playwriting contest organized by Origins theater group (Isle of Wright, UK), while in 2014 she won the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation playwriting contest with “The Island of Immortality”, which was subsequently put on stage by the Certainty of Chance Theater Company. Upon her return to Greece in 2015, she attended the National Theatre’s Playwrighting Studio. In 2016, her short story “Three out of Five” received a commendation at the Greek Writer’s Union annual competition. In 2017, her play “Battle of the Titans” (Sokoli, 2017) was staged at the National Theatre as part of the Writer of the Month initiative aimed at showcasing new voices in contemporary Greek playwriting. In 2018, her first short story collection “Seven Deadly Sins, the GR edition” (Mov Skiouros) came out, winning her the Best Debut in Fiction prize at the annual literary awards of the seminal literary magazine “O Anagnostis”. In 2021, her play “Bound” was awarded first prize at the M Y T H O S ? ! playwriting contest organized jointly by the Theater of Regensburg and the National Theatre of Northern Greece. In 2022, she wrote the texts for the performance “Witches” (dir. Thanasis Dovris), which premiered at the defunct Tavros Municipal Slaughterhouses near the center of Athens. Her short stories and one-act plays have been published internationally. 





Efstathia P. (pen name: tria epsilon) was born in Thessaloniki in 1994. She has a Bachelor's degree in Greek Literature and a MA degree in General and Comparative Literature. She's currently working as an educator and a literary editor, while translating on a regular basis literary and theoretical texts from English and Spanish. Her first book γνωρίζω αυτές που πλέκουν στη μέση της θάλασσας received the First Unpublished Poetry Collection Award by Thraka in 2022. The collection has also been shortlisted for the Award of the literary journal Anagnostis. Poems and translations of hers have been published in several digital and print magazines.







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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