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.
Qendra Multimedia, based in Prishtina, Kosovo, is a cultural production company, working in the field of arts and culture since it’s foundation in 2002. It’s main focus is in contemporary theater and dramaturgy. Qendra produces and co-produces cultural activities for all ages; locally andinternationally. It cooperates with cultural institutions, universities, theaters, theater schools and art organizations from all around the globe. The exchange with international partners is a key element of the work of Qendra Multimedia. Over the last years, various international cultural co-productions have emerged.
Davor Stojanovski, born 1987 in Skopje, is a writer, poet, playwright, translator and musician. He holds an MA in Macedonian Literature, has worked as a copywriter, proof-reader, and translator from Slovene to Macedonian.
He won the Anne Frank award for his debut theatre play in 2005, the Short Story Award from the daily newspaper Nova Makedonija in 2011, was shortlisted for the Utrinski Vesnik Award for his debut novel Untitled Moonlight Sonata in 2013, and won the same award for Collecting Аshes in 2016. His short stories have been translated and published in Serbian for the Rukopisi Poetry and Short Fiction Anthology of Young Authors from the Ex-YU (2011 & 2012), his short story Requiem has been translated into German and published in Ausallen Richtungen: Karlsplatzierungen (2015), and his poem Bez naslova has been translated into Serbian and published in the Anthology of Macedonian Poetry: IX-XXI century (2015).He is a former member of the Macedonian alternative rock band Foolish Green, with which he released the album Escape in 2013.
With its residential programme “Marko Marulic” and the promotional activities of the international writers and translators in Split, the Association KURS connects and enables contemporary European writers and translators to familiarise themselves with the library, cultural and social conditions in Croatia – more specifically in Split, while at the same time the local audience benefits from the impact with selected European scene.