Reading Balkans Residency – Ukraine 2018 – Open Call Results

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Open Call – Results

Literary Residence Program

Reading Balkans Residency – Ukraine 2018

 

The Reading Balkans Board received 19 applications for this call.  3 applicants were selected.

The selected applicants are:

 

  • Kateryna Kalytko for the residency in Novo mesto (Slovenia)
  • Andriy Ljubka for the residency in Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Viktoria Khomenko for the residency in Skopje (Macedonia)

We thank all applicants for the interest they have shown and the time and effort they have invested in preparing their application.

 

Reading Balkans Board

Poeteka (ALB)

POETEKA is one of the most active cultural organizations and what’s more, one of mainly influential movement in the field of art, culture and education in and through literature in Albania. For nearly 15 years of its presence, POETEKA, in cooperation with local and international partners, has been developing diverse activities, that have attracted more and more writers, translators, art critics, researchers, performers and, for more than all, public.

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Drago Glamuzina

Drago Glamuzina

Born in Vrgorac in 1967, Drago Glamuzina graduated in comparative literature and philosophy from Zagreb’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. He worked as a journalist at Vjesnik and as an editor at Nacional News Magazine. From 2003 to 2011, he worked as the editor-in- chief at Profil Publishing, and since 2011 he works as the editor-in- chief of VBZ Publishing. His poetry, prose and literary criticism have been published in various magazines, in newspapers and broadcast on the radio. With Roman Simić he compiled an anthology of Croatian erotic short stories Libido.hr. His publications include Mesari (Butchers, poetry, Naklada MD, Zagreb, 2001), Tri (Three, a novel, Profil, Zagreb, 2008), Je li to sve (Is That All, poetry, VBZ, Zagreb, 2009), and a book of selected poems called Sami u toj šumi accompanied by photographs by Stanko Abadžić (Alone in that Forest, Bibliofil, Zagreb, 2011).
Mesari won the Vladimir Nazor Book of the Year Award and the Kvirin Prize for the Best Book of Poetry, and was translated into German (Wieser Verlag, Klagenfurt, 2008), Macedonian (Makedonska reč, Skopje, 2004), and Slovene (Litera, Maribor, 2001) and selections from it were also published in German, English and Polish. In 2009 Mesari was also published in Serbia by Naklada Profil Belgrade. His second book of poetry, Je li to sve, was translated into Macedonian (Makedonska reč, 2010). His novel Tri won the T-portal’s Award for the best Croatian novel published in 2008. Besides Croatia, Tri appeared in Serbia (Rende, Belgrade, 2009), Macedonia (Makedonska reč, 2009), and Slovenia (Beletrina, 2013). His latest poetry collection is entitled Everest(Fraktura, 2016.)

Zhivko Grozdanoski

Zhivko Grozdanoski

Zhivko Grozdanoski, born on November 10 th 1986, had lived most of his life in his home in the village of Bigor Dolenci, in Western Republic of Macedonia. He has studied in an American high school in Skopje, and аt the University of philology in Skopje (Italian language and literature). He has translated from Italian three books of prose (Svevo, Ammaniti, Trevi), an essay (Baricco) and a book of poetry (Montale); he has published four books (one book of poetry, two books of short stories, one novel), and in 2006 he has presented his short amateur documentary in the critics’ week on the Cannes Film Festival. He has worked in a freight forwarding company, Italian cultural center, restaurants, a plastic injection molding plant, and a civil engineering company – Zhivko’s last work of literature, the novel “The last of all the Future’s names” deals also with the construction of a tunnel in southern Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Lisandri Kola

Lisandri Kola

Lisandi Kola was born in Shkoder (Albania) on 12 May 1986. He studied Albanian Language and Literature in his hometown during the years 2004-2008 and then he has been graduated in Literature [2010] (M.Sc. in Criticism & Literary theory) at the University of Tirana, Faculty of History and Philology, Department of Literature. In 2014 he earns a PhD in Literary Sciences at the same University.
During the period October 2014 – January 2016 he works at the National Library of Albania (Tirana) as a librarian and bibliographer. At the same time he was invited as a Professor of Comparative Literature and Introduction to Comparative Literature from University of Tirana, Faculty of History and Philology, Department of Literature. Since January 2016 and present is a full time Professor of Albanian Modern Literature and History of Albanian Sonnet in the last institution [Department of Literature]. Whereas in the Department of Journalism and Communication he teaches Theory of Translation. He has published many books of poetry, translations, researches, and a novel. With the volume of poems Butterflies die on May, Dit’ e Nat’, Pristina, Kosovo, 2014, he is the winner of the National Prize At Zef Pllumi, 3rd edition, year 2014. Years before, on 5 November
2009, the cultural society ‘Robert Schwartz’, with executive director, Mr. Ardian Klosi, gives him the 1st Prize as best young narrator. Poetries of this author are published in English and Montenegrin language. Also L. Kola is a play writer. His plays are staged in Tirana and Shkoder. The last play was staged in the National Experimental Theatre ‘Kujtim Spahivogli’ (Tirana), January 2017, ‘The truth of Mary’ directed by Besfort Idrizi – from the National Theatre of Macedonia.

Saša Savanović

Saša Savanović

Aleksandra Saša Savanović was born in 1986, in Novi Sad, Yugoslavia. She studied International Relations at the Faculty of Political Sciences (University of Belgrade, Belgrade), and Sociology at the Institute for Sociology (Free University, Berlin). Her stories, essays and articles have appeared in electronic and printed magazines, periodic journals and several short stories collections. She is one of the editors of Zent – magazine for politics, technology and arts, and co-author of the recently publish book Zajednička dobra i granice kapitalizma (Commons and the boundaries of capitalism). Her first novel Deseti život (Life no.10) will be published this autumn. She works as freelance researcher and project manager in culture and the non-profit sector.

Goten’s Writers Residence Program (MK)

Goten Publishing House has been organizing writers’ residencies in Skopje, Macedonia, for authors and translators mostly form Southeast Europe since 2013. In that time we have hosted more that 30 authors and translators. The overall aim of the residency is to enable the contemporary Southeast European authors and translators to get more acquainted with literary, cultural, and social life in Macedonia, and particularly in Skopje, while at the same time the local audience gets to know the prominent regional literary scene. While in Skopje, the visiting writer/translator uses the time of scholarship to work on their current project.

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