On September 25th, a literary evening under the title Koliko se poznajemo (How well we know each other) took place in which the Croatian writer Milan Rakovac, the September fellow of the European writers-in-residence program, and Irena Urbič, the art director of the Forum Tomizza, talked with the Bosnian-Herzegovinian writers Ahmed Burić, Ferida Duraković and Faruk Šehić. Ferida Duraković, who is the manager of the European writers-in-residence program, moderated the evening. The event was organized by TRADUKI and the PEN-Centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The association KROKODIL invites writers, essayists, columnists, playwrights and translators from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Slovenia, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, and Romania to apply for a month’s fellowship in Belgrade. The fellowship includes a grant of 800 euro. Deadline for applications is October 31st, 2014.
With the support of TRADUKI, the Croatian Ministry of Culture, the region of Split-Dalmatia and the city of Split, the association KURS will continue its writers in residence program “Marko Marulić” in 2015. Writers and literary translators can apply until November 15th, 2014 for a month’s working stay in Split.
On September 10th, the Bosnian-Herzegovinian writer, film critic and professor of literature Nedžad Ibrahimović presented himself to the audience in Split. He spent the month of September in the city as the fellow of the writers in residence program. Despite the bad weather, many people came to listen to the discussion with Nedžad Ibrahimović and two guests from Split, Boba Đuderija and Nebojša Lujanović.
The Turkish lyricist Gonca Özmen was the fellow of the TRADUKI supported writer in residence program in Split during July 2014. She worked there on her doctoral thesis and on her new book of poetry. Before the end of her stay, she presented her poems together with poets of the association “Rječilište” in the stone park “Nove Starine” in Solin.