About The Council

THREE SEAS WRITERS´ & TRANSLATORS´ COUNCIL

A. Laskou 10 A
GR-85 100 Rhodes, Greece
Tel.: +30-22410-32 510, 32 520
Fax.: +30-22410-32 455
E-Mail: ro.ct1531963596wst@o1531963596fni1531963596

Gino Leineweber, Germany, President, ed.re1531963596bewen1531963596iel-o1531963596nig@o1531963596fni1531963596

Yiorgos Chouliaras, Greece, Vice President,

Dalia Staponkute, Lithuania, Secretary,

The Three Seas Writers‘ and Translators‘ Council (TSWTC) is a co-operation of the writers’ and translators’ unions around the Baltic, the Black and the Aegean Sea. It is the outcome of two cultural cruises, one in the Baltic Sea in 1992, and another in the Black and Aegean Sea in 1994. The TSWTC closely co-operates with the International Centre for Writers and Translators in Rhodes, in compliance with the aims of UNESCO.

Once every year, mostly in May, the General Assembly of the TSWTC is invited by our Rhodian friends to discuss future activities. Twice a year, the Cultural Committee of the TSWTC meets with the Board of Trustees of the Centre to decide upon current affairs, such as workshops, symposia, conferences and other events.

As a rule, apart from the scholarship programme of visiting writers and translators, there is one smaller event in spring and one larger in fall. Besides, the Centre itself arranges readings, concerts, the introduction of newly published Greek or Rhodian books, etc.

If you are a writer or translator and belong to one of the above-mentioned members of TSWTC, you may apply directly by means of the Internet for a stay at the Centre. You will find the digital application form on one of the above mentioned buttons.

The Centre publishes a bilingual literary magazine by the name of HELIOS, both in Greek and English.
We try to establish links to ferry connections, timetables of airlines, moneychanger and other practical devices. Feel free to suggest more.

Literature has always been a bridge between people. The fruitful co-operation between the International Writers’ and Translators’ Centre in Rhodes and the writers’ unions united in TSWTC also serves this peaceful mission.

International Committee
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Members of the Committee of the TSWTC elected for the period 2013-2016

Gino Leineweber, president,
representing the Writers Association Hamburg, ed.em1531963596oheni1531963596lno@o1531963596nigre1531963596byc1531963596
Deputy Nina George, Writers Association Hamburg, ed.oo1531963596hay@a1531963596nineg1531963596roeg1531963596

Lela Abdushelishvili, vice president,
representing TIA – Translators and Interpreters Association of Georgia, moc.l1531963596iamto1531963596h@ili1531963596vhsil1531963596ehsud1531963596baale1531963596l1531963596
Deputy Manana Dumbadze, TIA – Translators and Interpreters Association of Georgia, moc.o1531963596ohay@1531963596atmai1531963596t1531963596

Jyrki Vainonen, secretary,
representing the Union of Finnish Writers, if.sv1531963596k@nen1531963596oniav1531963596.ikry1531963596j1531963596
Deputy Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo, Swedish Writers’ Union of Finland, moc.l1531963596iamg@1531963596olass1531963596aviat1531963596.mh1531963596

Viveka Sjögren, secretary,
representing the Swedish Writers Union, moc.a1531963596ilet@1531963596nergo1531963596js.iv1531963596
Deputy Stefan Ingvarsson, Swedish Writers Union, es.me1531963596hmoc@1531963596nossr1531963596avgni1531963596.nafe1531963596ts1531963596

Lily Exarchopoulou
representing the Hellenic Authors? Society, moc.l1531963596iamg@1531963596333xe1531963596lil1531963596
Deputy Yiorgos Chouliaras, Hellenic Authors? Society, moc.l1531963596iamg@1531963596sarai1531963596luohc1531963596.sogr1531963596oiy1531963596

Magne Torring
representing the Norwegian Association of Literary Translators, moc.l1531963596iamg@1531963596gnirr1531963596ot.en1531963596gam1531963596
Deputy Tor Tveite, The Norwegian Association of Literary Translators, ten.1531963596etiev1531963596t@rot1531963596

Anna Nasitowska
representing the Association of Polish Writers, moc.l1531963596iamg@1531963596akswo1531963596lisan1531963596.anna1531963596
Deputy Barbara Gnegorzewska, Association of Polish Writers, lp.te1531963596no.or1531963596p@ara1531963596brab1531963596

Özkan Mert
representing the Turkeys Writers Syndicate, moc.l1531963596iamg@1531963596remkz1531963596o1531963596
Deputy Emmel Kaya Gözlü, Turkeys Writers Syndicate, moc.l1531963596iamto1531963596h@aya1531963596k_lem1531963596e1531963596


Members of the Committee of the TSWTC elected for the period 2010-2013

Monika Fagerholm, president
Association of Swedish Writers in Finland, if.il1531963596epaak1531963596@faki1531963596nom1531963596
(subst. Hannu Niklander, Finnish Writers´ Union, if.su1531963596bmulo1531963596k@red1531963596nalki1531963596n.unn1531963596ah1531963596 )

Jacek Moskwa, vice president
Association of Polish Writers, lp.ad1531963596artso1531963596en@aw1531963596ksom.1531963596kecaj1531963596
(substitute Barbara Grzegorzewska, Association of Polish Writers, lp.te1531963596no.or1531963596p@ara1531963596brab1531963596 )

Dalia Staponkute, secretary
Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators, moc.o1531963596ohay@1531963596ofpas1531963596d1531963596 (substitue Liutauzaras Degesys, Lithuanian Writers’ Union, tl.ia1531963596jotys1531963596ar@re1531963596tni1531963596)

Janina Orlov, treasurer
Swedish Writers´Union, es.us1531963596.tevt1531963596til@v1531963596olro.1531963596anina1531963596j1531963596
(substitute Gunnar Ardelius, Swedish Writers’ Union)

Manana Dumbadze
Writers’ Union of Georgia, moc.l1531963596iamg@1531963596ezdab1531963596mudna1531963596nam1531963596
(subst. Zaza Gacheckiladze, Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association of Georgia, moc.o1531963596ohay@1531963596atmai1531963596t1531963596 )

Imre Török
German Writers’ Union, ed.en1531963596ilnO-1531963596T@tix1531963596ul1531963596
(subst. Klaus-Jurgen Liedtke, German Writers’ Union, ed.ni1531963596lreb-1531963596ni.eo1531963596ns@gr1531963596eb1531963596 )

Contact from IWTCR:
Spyros Siropoulos rg.na1531963596egeA.1531963596sedoh1531963596R@sol1531963596uopor1531963596is1531963596

Email to the centre: rg.re1531963596tnecs1531963596retir1531963596w@ofn1531963596i1531963596


Members of the Committee of the TSWTC elected for the period 2007-2010

Peter Curman, Sweden, chairman

Sezer Duru, Turkey, deputy chairman

Lily Exharchopoulou, Greece, deputy chairman

Monika Fagerholm, Finland, secretary

Nina Gross, Denmark, treasurer

Dalia Staponkute, Lithuania

Steinunn Sigurdadottir, Iceland

Imre Toeroek, Germany

Barbara Grzegorzewska, Poland

Manana Dumbadze, Georgia


Members of the Committee of the TSWTC elected for the period 2004-2007

Dmitry Afinogenov (Literary Foundation of Russia), 117 437 Profsoiuznaia ul. RUS-110-3-143 Moscow, RUSSIA. Tel. +7-095-429 61 20

Peter Curman (Swedish Writers´Union), Svartensgatan 6, S-116 20 Stockholm, SWEDEN. Tel. +46 8 702 91 68.

Manana Dumbadze (President, Writers’ Union of Georgia), 33a Paliashvili str., Tbilissi – 78, GEORGIA. Tel. home +99532-22 31 85, office +99532-33 28 16/17/18; Fax: 99532-98 75 04.

Sezer Duru (Vice-President, Turkish Writers’ Syndicate), Yeni Yuva Sok, TR-23 800 60 Cihangir, Istanbul, TURKEY. Tel. +90-212 293 20 36, mobile +0532-404 17 27

Tsvetanka Elenkova (Association of Bulgarian Writers), 29 Sekvoya str., Boyana, BG-1616 Sofia, BULGARIA. Tel. +359-2-8559 771, mobile +359-888 983 123

Nina Gross (Treasurer, Danish Writers’ Union), Linnésgade 16 A, DK-1361 Kobenhavn K, DENMARK. Tel. +45-33 32 56 10

Klaus-Jürgen Liedtke (Vice-President, German Writers’ Union), Bergmannstr. 17, D-10961 Berlin, GERMANY. Tel. +49-30-692 77 35

Themis Liveriadis (Hellenic Authors’ Society), 18 Pyrronos str., GR-116 36 Athens, GREECE. Tel. +30-210-752 55 47

Thomas Wulff (Secretary, Association of Swedish Writers in Finland), Urho Kekkonens gata 8 B 14, FIN-00100 Helsingfors, FINLAND. Tel. office +358-9-446 266


Members of the Committee of the TSWTC elected for the period 2001-2004

Peter Curman (Swedish Writers´Union), Svartensgatan 6, S-116 20 Stockholm, SWEDEN. Tel. +46 8 702 91 68.

Manana Dumbadze (Writers’ Union of Georgia), 33a Paliashvili str., Tbilissi – 78, GEORGIA. Tel. home +99532-22 31 85, office +99532-33 28 16/17/18; Fax: 99532-98 75 04.

Sezer Duru (Vice-President, Turkish Writers’ Syndicate), Yeni Yuva Sok, TR-23 800 60 Cihangir, Istanbul, TURKEY. Tel. +90-212 293 20 36, mobile +0532-404 17 27

Tsvetanka Elenkova (Association of Bulgarian Writers), 29 Sekvoya str., Boyana, BG-1616 Sofia, BULGARIA. Tel. +359-2-8559 771, mobile +359-888 983 123

Nina Gross (Treasurer, Danish Writers’ Union), Linnésgade 16 A, DK-1361 Kobenhavn K, DENMARK. Tel. +45-33 32 56 10

Klaus-Jürgen Liedtke (President, German Writers’ Union), Bergmannstr. 17, D-10961 Berlin, GERMANY. Tel. +49-30-692 77 35

Aloi Sideri (Hellenic Authors’ Society), Tatioiu 31, GR-14561 Kifisia, Athens, GREECE. Tel. +30-210-6201626

Thomas Wulff (Secretary, Association of Swedish Writers in Finland), Urho Kekkonens gata 8 B 14, FIN-00100 Helsingfors, FINLAND. Tel. office +358-9-446 266

Alexei Zverev (Literary Foundation of Russia), Mosfilmovskaja ul. 32-81, RUS-119 285 Moskva, RUSSIA. Tel. +7-095-147 39 26