The Ulysses' Shelter: Building Writers-in-Residence Network 2

Literature Across Frontiers at University of Wales Trinity Saint David Wales

Cooperation Projects

Wales

2019

Total project grant (euros)

158,108

Sub-programme

Culture

Funding scheme

Creative Europe

Call number

EACEA 34/2018

Location

Carmarthen

Number of partners in project

5

Lead organisation

Srsen Ivan, Croatia

Partners

Drustvo Slovenskih Pisateljev, Slovenia

Opaka, Greece

Udruzenje Krokodil, Serbia

Ulysses' Shelter: Building writers-in-residence 2 combines 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 in Mljet, and participating in creative writing and translation workshops in Belgrade, Ljubljana/Bled Lake, Aberyswyth and Larissa.

Photo credit: Matko Abramić
Welsh-language poet Grug Muse during her residency on Mljet island in Croatia. She was the first of the Welsh participants to take up a residency and had to cut it short because of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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