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).

Lara Mitraković - Croatian laureate for year 2023 at the Panthessalian Poetry Festival

At this year's, 11th Thessalian Poetry Festival, two Ulysses Shelther residents presented their work - Croatian poet Lara Mitraković, and Slovene poet Sergej Harlamov. During the 5-day festival program in 4 Thessalian cities - Larissa, Volos, Trikala, and Karditsa, the poets participated in two poetry readings each, and during the presentation of the program, the members of the project partner organizations Thanos Gogos (Thraka) and Alexandra Büchler (Literature Across Frontiers) spoke about the importance of translation and international cooperation.
This was Lara Mitraković's second stay in Larissa, as she was Sandorf's this year's poet laureate of the program, while for Sergej Harlamov the presentation of his work at the Thessalian Poetry Festival was a part of his two-week residential stay in Larissa.



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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