The writer and cultural activist Bojan Krivokapić from Novi Sad spoke in a literary event at the end of his residence stay in Sarajevo about writing, political writing, and dialogue. He also presented his prose work Trči Lilit, zapinju demoni [Lili Runs, Demons Stumble] for which he received the Đura-Đukanov award at the Kikinda short story festival 2012.
The first edition of KROKODOKODIL, the festival of children's literature, took place in Belgrade on April 19th. More than 200 children from 7 to 12 years of age visited different events of the festival. There were four workshops devoted to great names of children’s literature: Astrid Lindgren, Gianni Rodari, Johanna Spyri und Duško Radović. The author of children’s books Jasminka Petrović and the illustrator Bob Živković presented in a very illustrative way how a book is made. Guests from Croatia were the writer Ana Đokić and the cartoonist and illustrator Darko Macan. They developed in cooperation with the children in the audience several ideas of how their children’s book could continue.
In cooperation with KulturKontakt Austria, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, the Arts and Culture makes available 50 residencies in Vienna for the year 2014. This call is open to artists, writers, composers, curators and art educators whose place of residence is outside of Austria.
On 20th-21st April 2013, 6 translators gathered in Sarajevo in order to work on the translations of contemporary German plays. The workshop, headed by Alida Bremer, was supported by TRADUKI and the Goethe-Institut Sarajevo. Texts for translations were made available by the publishing house Verlag der Autoren from Frankfurt. Translators worked on the texts by Marianna Salzmann, Nino Haratischwili, Kevin Rittberger und Dea Loher.
On the occasion of the World day of Poetry, TRADUKI supported a series of poetry events taking place in Belgrade from March 20th to March 22nd. Upon invitation by the Cultural Centre Belgrade, poets from Southeast Europe were looking for answers to the question of what an effect can a poem have in today’s world.
The first residence guest of the programme Krokodil, the Montenegrin writer Ognjen Spahić, concluded his stay in Belgrade with a presentation of his novel and several interviews. “The biggest gift that a writer can get is space and spare time,” commented Ognjen Spahić at the press conference on the possibility to live and work for one month in Belgrade.