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).

Ulysses' Shelter - final event in Ljubljana

On Wednesday, November 27, 2019, as part of "Writers' stage" at the 35th book fair in Ljubljana, we presented and closed the first cycle of our international project Ulysses' Shelter, which is led by the publishing house Sandorf in cooperation with the Slovene Writers' Association and Greek publishing house Thraka. This international residency project focuses on poetry by young, up-and-coming authors and has allowed them to live and create in residencies in Croatia (Mljet), Slovenia (Ljubljana) and Greece (Larissa). At the book fair in Ljubljana, Aljaž Koprivnikar and Denis Škofič from Slovenia, Lara Mitraković from Croatia, and Thanos Gogos from Greece read their poems and shared their experiences from all three residencies. The leaders of the project, Ivan Sršen (Sandorf), Thanos Gogos (Thraka) and Nataša Čebular (Slovene Writers' Association) presented their trilingual anthology of selected poetry written by all the residents (Goran Čolakhodžić, Antej Jelenić, Lara Mitraković, Jasmina Mujkić, Katja Gorečan, Aljaž Koprivnikar, Urška Kramberger, Denis Škofič, Hristos Armando Gezos, Tanos Gogos, Lena Kallergi and Vasileia Ikonomou) titled "Ulysses' Shelter". The project is co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union. In 2020, the platform Literature Across Frontiers (Wales) and literary association Krokodil (Beograd) will be joining Sandorf, Thraka and Slovene Writers' Association for the second cycle of the project.

You can check out the event on Slovene Book Fair: https://www.knjiznisejem.si/index.php/sl/za-obiskovalce/program?dogodek=drustvoslovenskihpisateljevpredstavlja-theulysses'shelter



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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