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).

The International Library of Poetry is accepting book donations!

Poets, Poetry Publishers, and Book Lovers,

The international literary residency Ulysses' Shelter on the Croatian island of Mljet invites you to donate books to the International Library of Poetry, a cultural project co-funded by the EU Creative Europe programme, Mljet National Park, and the Municipality of Mljet.

Officially opened on November 23, 2023, by Susan Orlean, author of The Library Book, the International Library of Poetry is a crucial component of our literary exchange project. With hundreds of books already in the library, we are working to grow the collection with poetry books from all over the world, in the name of connecting a remote island in the Adriatic Sea with poets and readers from all over the world.

We welcome donations of poetry books in any language, no matter how small or large.


If you are interested in donating a book, or books, contact us, or send your donation directly to:

International Library of Poetry

c/o Sandorf

Severinska 30

10000 Zagreb



Contact: donations@internationalpoetrylibrary.eu

Tel: +38517898457

You can find out more on the International Library of Poetry page on our website


Advisory Board members of the International Library of Poetry:

Susan Orlean

Alexandra Buchler

Dan Simon

Anne Weber

William Graves

Andrea Jurjević

Matvei Yankelevich



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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