On Sunday February 2nd, WLE and LAF travelled to Mljet, Croatia, for the partners’ launch of ULYSSES’ SHELTER.
Representatives of the five participating partners of the residency programme were present: Milica Joksimović of Krokodil, Serbia; Thanos Gogos of Thraka (Greece); Nataša Čebular and Maja Kavzar Hudej from the Slovene Writers’ Association from Slovenia; Ivan Srsen and Matko Abramic from lead partner Sandorf (Croatia); and Cari Lake representing WLE/LAF (Wales). A presentation was held by Sandorf that included the partners, Staša Aras from the Art Workshop Lazareti in Dubrovnik, and the first two residents on Mljet.
The presentation included a reading from last year’s anthology by one of the participating poets, Thanos Gogos, as well as a conversation with and poetry readings by the two Greek residents currently staying in Mljet, Dimitros Karakitsos and Thomas Tsalapatis. The talk was led by award-winning Croatian poet Marija Dejanović.