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Literature and Rock’n’Roll: Mobile Writers' Colony in Čelobrdo, Montenegro


582 celo brdo“Lifelong Freedom” – this expression, inspired from the freedom discourse of Serbian surrealists from the beginning of the 20th century was the topic of the 4th Mobile Writers’ Colony taking place in Čelobrdo, Kotor, and Budva in Montenegro from 25 September to 10 October. The project was organized by ZMUC from Belgrade and Za Druga from Petrovac and was supported by TRADUKI.

The writers Zvonko Karanović from Belgrad and Faruk Šehić from Sarajevo, the founder and songwriter of the hip-hop band TBF Saša Antić from Split, and the Montenegrin poetess Katarina Sarić went together on stage to discuss poetry, prose, and rock ‘n’ roll from the viewpoint of lifelong freedom. The writer from Belgrade Vladimir Jovanović was spoke on the same topic in Čelobrdo .

A downright rock ’n’ roll happening took place in the Budva old town where writers Asja Bakić from Zagreb and Đorđe Šćepović from Podgorica performed together with musicians Dino Kapetanović (lead singer of the Montenegrin alternative rock band Autogeni Trening), Nikola Vranjković (rock poet, ex-frontman of the band Block Out from Belgrade, now a successful solo musician), and Nebojša Simeunović Sabljar (lead singer of the rock band Dža ili Bu from Belgrade).

One result of the Colony are prose texts, poems, and music on the topic “lifelong freedom” that were written by artists participating in the colony and have been published on a blog. Interviews with participants and their impressions can be read here.

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