In collaboration with the Regional Cooperation Council (RCC), TRADUKI invited writers Lejla Kalamujić from Sarajevo and Tanja Stupar Trifunović from Banja Luka to participate at a literary event in Belgrade. In a discussion with Hana Stojić and Nenad Šebek, the writers presented themselves and their work.
In May 2015, the Macedonian poet Tihomir Jančovski was the guest of the European writers in residence program, organized by TRADUKI and PEN Centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. He was presented to the Bosnian audience on 19th May in the arts cinema Kriterion. On stage, he was joined by the host of the evening, the poet Ahmed Burić, the singer Dobrila Grašeska, and the painter Cvetanka Jovanova-Hermes: poetry, music and painting melded in a spectacular performance.
The sixth edition of the international literary festival POLIP, organized by Qendra Multimedia, took place between May 13-15. The rich festival programme with readings, discussions, workshops and concerts brought together literary voices from Southeast Europe but also from other European countries. The topic of this year’s festival was Literature in the desert of the real and participants’ contributions dealt with the rising of the right-wing populism in Europe, the humanitarian crisis of refugees, the questions of identity and homeland, and the questions of moral viewpoints when writing about sensitive topics.