ULYSSES’ SHELTER 3 – Open call for emerging Welsh writers, poets and translators to apply for residencies in Europe

Posted by Admin on 15 August 2022

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Literature Across Frontiers is participating again in the new phase of the Ulysses Shelter project of exchange residencies, this time as associate partner. The project was launched five years ago on the island of Mljet in Croatia, which, according to legend, was the mythical Ogygia where Ulysses spent seven years as captive of nymph Calypso. (Other locations in the Mediterranean, including Malta, also claim to have been Ulysses’ shipwreck spot). The donkey in the logo represents the traditional mode of transport on the island. Today eight countries, including Wales, are participating in the relaunch of the project which received funding from the Creative Europe programme for three years. We are inviting emerging Welsh writers, poets and translators to apply for a paid residency during the 2022-2023 programme. All travel, accommodation and a daily subsistence allowance will be covered, and the selected candidates will receive a fee of €400 and a living allowance of €150 per week.  The residencies are for periods of at least two weeks at a choice of six locations during the following periods.

  • Mljet, Croatia: between January and March 2023
  • Ljubljana, Slovenia: mid-June 2023 and the first half of September 2023
  • Larissa, Greece: August-September 2023
  • Belgrade, Serbia: January-May 2023
  • Valletta, Malta: during Spring months in 2023
  • Prague, Czech Republic: 10 – 24 November 2022 (poets only)

You can read about the activities of the previous programme on our project page and see a selection of resident writers experiences of the programme from 2020-2022 on the Ulysses Shelter blog

For full details on how to apply, please download the full call  in English or Welsh



Applications must be sent to info@lit-across-frontiers.org ,  post@waleslitexchange.org and nici@lit-across-frontiers.org by midnight on September 15, 2022 and the successful applicants will be announced on October 1st 2022.

For any further questions about the open call, you can contact us at the above addresses with subject line ‘Ulysses’ Shelter enquiry’.