The writer, theatre, and performance artist Jean-Lorin Sterian was the September guest of the writers in residence program of the association KROKODI. He used his month in Belgrade to do a research for his collection of essays and to work on his PhD. He met with a number of artists, organizers, and actors of the independent art scene. Among others, he met with the actor and performance musician Đorđe Branković, the organizer and director of the festival Kondenz for modern dance Marijana Cvetković and the body artist Marina Marković. Following his stay in Serbia, Jean-Lorin Sterian travelled to Zagreb, where he will continue with his work during his residence fellowship of the Museum for Contemporary Art.
Residential fellowships are, especially for young writers, a good opportunity to present their work to the broad public and to find ways for their works to be translated and published abroad. In Sarajevo, the PEN Centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina welcomed the writer of the young generation Muanis Sinanović as the last guest of their writers in residence program in Sarajevo.
With the support of TRADUKI and other partners, the writers’ association ZaPis organized the literary festival KaLibar bestival 2016 in Zadar. From September 15 to 17, writers from Croatia and visiting writers from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina took place in literary events in the city on the Adriatic coast. An exhibition, musical evenings and a film screening supplemented the literary program. For the first time, the literary prize Post scriptum for literature on social media was awarded. The winner of 2016 was Hrvoje Marko Peruzović.