The Ulysses’ Shelter: Building writers-in-residence network 2

Project area
Books and Reading / Literary Translation 
Producer
Slovene Writers’ Association (partner) 
Project lead
Srsen Ivan (HR) 
Call
Creative Europe (2014 -2020) - Culture / European cooperation projects 2019
EU funding
158.108 EUR
Year
2019 

Coordinator: Srsen Ivan (HR)
Partners: Društvo slovenskih pisateljev / Slovene Writers’ Association (SI), OPAKA (EL), Udruzenje Krokodil (RS), University of Wales Trinity Saint David Royal Charter (UK)

Project amount: 263.514 EUR (60 %)
EU support: 158.108 EUR

Ulysses’ Shelter: Building writers-in-residence 2 is a literary residency network of five partners from Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia, Greece and Wales. The idea of the programme is to combine literary residencies for young literary authors with a strong supportive programme for local target groups. The residency programme, with the priority of transnational mobility, will give young emerging authors an opportunity to work, perform and present themselves in different social and cultural contexts. The programme will try to reach this objective by giving the residents new transnational experiences and motives for their work by:

  • enabling young writers and translators to gain an insight into literary scenes of another two European countries, which will increase their chances of future transnational mobility;
  • improving transnational networking between young participants of the creative process in the literary field, which might lead to future transnational collaborations;
  • connecting the residents with local communities and other residents through project activities and the website Tovar.hr, which will post information on the project activities, video interviews with writers in residence and their reflections on their experiences during the residency programs and expected outcomes of the project;
  • inspiring other literary authors, translators and editors from these and other European countries to participate in similar transnational programs in the future.

The priority of audience development will be implemented through numerous public talks and readings held by residents and other established authors, and literature-related workshops aimed at local target groups such as the elderly, population of socially isolated areas, immigrants, children and students, who will be learning how to run the local library on Mljet, and participating in creative writing and translation workshops in Belgrade, Ljubljana/Bled Lake, Aberyswyth and Larissa.

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