This year’s writers residential stay in The house on the flat hill lasted from 25th August to 25th of September.
The first residential program participants that stayed in Mokrin were: Jelena Lengold,winner of the European Prize for Literature, croatian writer Ante Tomić, whose books have been translated into some well-known movies, Dušan Čaterone one of the most significant Slovenian writers of the generation, famous writers from Bosnia and Herzegovina Nenad Veličković and Muharem Bazdulj, one of the most interesting voices of the new Hungarian literature Serbhorvat Georg, as well as Alexander Prokopiev, one of the most modern Macedonian writers.
House on the flat hill is a residential area which provides excellent conditions for a professional writer to get inspired and write.
The key objective of their residential stay on the flat hill is the recognition, profiling and promoting international literature produced in the South-Eastern Europe, but also creating these residential stays to become regionally and internationally acclaimed within Europe’s creative cultural network of residential stays.
Besides working on there new manuscripts, authors are invited to The house on the flat hill to write a story on a certain topic. The subject of this years topic is The house on the flat hill, a book of their stories on this topic will be published early next year by Arhipelag. While writing on the topic, the writers have gone through a literar adventure of creating a mutual book. This year’s theme wasn’t dedicated to this particular house in Mokrin where they have stayed for a month, but the idea of home as a place of intimacy and a unique sense of place and time.
The authors of this residential stay of significant writers of the South East Europe were Gojko Božović and Srđan V. Tešin, who is also the coordinator of the project.
Residency stay at the House on the flat hill was organized by Terra Panonica in cooperation with the publisher Arhipelag in Belgrade.