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.ct1544752910wst@o1544752910fni1544752910

Gino Leineweber, Germany, President, ed.re1544752910bewen1544752910iel-o1544752910nig@o1544752910fni1544752910

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.em1544752910oheni1544752910lno@o1544752910nigre1544752910byc1544752910
Deputy Nina George, Writers Association Hamburg, ed.oo1544752910hay@a1544752910nineg1544752910roeg1544752910

Lela Abdushelishvili, vice president,
representing TIA – Translators and Interpreters Association of Georgia, moc.l1544752910iamto1544752910h@ili1544752910vhsil1544752910ehsud1544752910baale1544752910l1544752910
Deputy Manana Dumbadze, TIA – Translators and Interpreters Association of Georgia, moc.o1544752910ohay@1544752910atmai1544752910t1544752910

Jyrki Vainonen, secretary,
representing the Union of Finnish Writers, if.sv1544752910k@nen1544752910oniav1544752910.ikry1544752910j1544752910
Deputy Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo, Swedish Writers’ Union of Finland, moc.l1544752910iamg@1544752910olass1544752910aviat1544752910.mh1544752910

Viveka Sjögren, secretary,
representing the Swedish Writers Union, moc.a1544752910ilet@1544752910nergo1544752910js.iv1544752910
Deputy Stefan Ingvarsson, Swedish Writers Union, es.me1544752910hmoc@1544752910nossr1544752910avgni1544752910.nafe1544752910ts1544752910

Lily Exarchopoulou
representing the Hellenic Authors? Society, moc.l1544752910iamg@1544752910333xe1544752910lil1544752910
Deputy Yiorgos Chouliaras, Hellenic Authors? Society, moc.l1544752910iamg@1544752910sarai1544752910luohc1544752910.sogr1544752910oiy1544752910

Magne Torring
representing the Norwegian Association of Literary Translators, moc.l1544752910iamg@1544752910gnirr1544752910ot.en1544752910gam1544752910
Deputy Tor Tveite, The Norwegian Association of Literary Translators, ten.1544752910etiev1544752910t@rot1544752910

Anna Nasitowska
representing the Association of Polish Writers, moc.l1544752910iamg@1544752910akswo1544752910lisan1544752910.anna1544752910
Deputy Barbara Gnegorzewska, Association of Polish Writers, lp.te1544752910no.or1544752910p@ara1544752910brab1544752910

Özkan Mert
representing the Turkeys Writers Syndicate, moc.l1544752910iamg@1544752910remkz1544752910o1544752910
Deputy Emmel Kaya Gözlü, Turkeys Writers Syndicate, moc.l1544752910iamto1544752910h@aya1544752910k_lem1544752910e1544752910


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

Monika Fagerholm, president
Association of Swedish Writers in Finland, if.il1544752910epaak1544752910@faki1544752910nom1544752910
(subst. Hannu Niklander, Finnish Writers´ Union, if.su1544752910bmulo1544752910k@red1544752910nalki1544752910n.unn1544752910ah1544752910 )

Jacek Moskwa, vice president
Association of Polish Writers, lp.ad1544752910artso1544752910en@aw1544752910ksom.1544752910kecaj1544752910
(substitute Barbara Grzegorzewska, Association of Polish Writers, lp.te1544752910no.or1544752910p@ara1544752910brab1544752910 )

Dalia Staponkute, secretary
Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators, moc.o1544752910ohay@1544752910ofpas1544752910d1544752910 (substitue Liutauzaras Degesys, Lithuanian Writers’ Union, tl.ia1544752910jotys1544752910ar@re1544752910tni1544752910)

Janina Orlov, treasurer
Swedish Writers´Union, es.us1544752910.tevt1544752910til@v1544752910olro.1544752910anina1544752910j1544752910
(substitute Gunnar Ardelius, Swedish Writers’ Union)

Manana Dumbadze
Writers’ Union of Georgia, moc.l1544752910iamg@1544752910ezdab1544752910mudna1544752910nam1544752910
(subst. Zaza Gacheckiladze, Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association of Georgia, moc.o1544752910ohay@1544752910atmai1544752910t1544752910 )

Imre Török
German Writers’ Union, ed.en1544752910ilnO-1544752910T@tix1544752910ul1544752910
(subst. Klaus-Jurgen Liedtke, German Writers’ Union, ed.ni1544752910lreb-1544752910ni.eo1544752910ns@gr1544752910eb1544752910 )

Contact from IWTCR:
Spyros Siropoulos rg.na1544752910egeA.1544752910sedoh1544752910R@sol1544752910uopor1544752910is1544752910

Email to the centre: rg.re1544752910tnecs1544752910retir1544752910w@ofn1544752910i1544752910


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