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.ct1537651868wst@o1537651868fni1537651868

Gino Leineweber, Germany, President, ed.re1537651868bewen1537651868iel-o1537651868nig@o1537651868fni1537651868

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.em1537651868oheni1537651868lno@o1537651868nigre1537651868byc1537651868
Deputy Nina George, Writers Association Hamburg, ed.oo1537651868hay@a1537651868nineg1537651868roeg1537651868

Lela Abdushelishvili, vice president,
representing TIA – Translators and Interpreters Association of Georgia, moc.l1537651868iamto1537651868h@ili1537651868vhsil1537651868ehsud1537651868baale1537651868l1537651868
Deputy Manana Dumbadze, TIA – Translators and Interpreters Association of Georgia, moc.o1537651868ohay@1537651868atmai1537651868t1537651868

Jyrki Vainonen, secretary,
representing the Union of Finnish Writers, if.sv1537651868k@nen1537651868oniav1537651868.ikry1537651868j1537651868
Deputy Hannele Mikaela Taivassalo, Swedish Writers’ Union of Finland, moc.l1537651868iamg@1537651868olass1537651868aviat1537651868.mh1537651868

Viveka Sjögren, secretary,
representing the Swedish Writers Union, moc.a1537651868ilet@1537651868nergo1537651868js.iv1537651868
Deputy Stefan Ingvarsson, Swedish Writers Union, es.me1537651868hmoc@1537651868nossr1537651868avgni1537651868.nafe1537651868ts1537651868

Lily Exarchopoulou
representing the Hellenic Authors? Society, moc.l1537651868iamg@1537651868333xe1537651868lil1537651868
Deputy Yiorgos Chouliaras, Hellenic Authors? Society, moc.l1537651868iamg@1537651868sarai1537651868luohc1537651868.sogr1537651868oiy1537651868

Magne Torring
representing the Norwegian Association of Literary Translators, moc.l1537651868iamg@1537651868gnirr1537651868ot.en1537651868gam1537651868
Deputy Tor Tveite, The Norwegian Association of Literary Translators, ten.1537651868etiev1537651868t@rot1537651868

Anna Nasitowska
representing the Association of Polish Writers, moc.l1537651868iamg@1537651868akswo1537651868lisan1537651868.anna1537651868
Deputy Barbara Gnegorzewska, Association of Polish Writers, lp.te1537651868no.or1537651868p@ara1537651868brab1537651868

Özkan Mert
representing the Turkeys Writers Syndicate, moc.l1537651868iamg@1537651868remkz1537651868o1537651868
Deputy Emmel Kaya Gözlü, Turkeys Writers Syndicate, moc.l1537651868iamto1537651868h@aya1537651868k_lem1537651868e1537651868


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

Monika Fagerholm, president
Association of Swedish Writers in Finland, if.il1537651868epaak1537651868@faki1537651868nom1537651868
(subst. Hannu Niklander, Finnish Writers´ Union, if.su1537651868bmulo1537651868k@red1537651868nalki1537651868n.unn1537651868ah1537651868 )

Jacek Moskwa, vice president
Association of Polish Writers, lp.ad1537651868artso1537651868en@aw1537651868ksom.1537651868kecaj1537651868
(substitute Barbara Grzegorzewska, Association of Polish Writers, lp.te1537651868no.or1537651868p@ara1537651868brab1537651868 )

Dalia Staponkute, secretary
Lithuanian Association of Literary Translators, moc.o1537651868ohay@1537651868ofpas1537651868d1537651868 (substitue Liutauzaras Degesys, Lithuanian Writers’ Union, tl.ia1537651868jotys1537651868ar@re1537651868tni1537651868)

Janina Orlov, treasurer
Swedish Writers´Union, es.us1537651868.tevt1537651868til@v1537651868olro.1537651868anina1537651868j1537651868
(substitute Gunnar Ardelius, Swedish Writers’ Union)

Manana Dumbadze
Writers’ Union of Georgia, moc.l1537651868iamg@1537651868ezdab1537651868mudna1537651868nam1537651868
(subst. Zaza Gacheckiladze, Translators’ and Interpreters’ Association of Georgia, moc.o1537651868ohay@1537651868atmai1537651868t1537651868 )

Imre Török
German Writers’ Union, ed.en1537651868ilnO-1537651868T@tix1537651868ul1537651868
(subst. Klaus-Jurgen Liedtke, German Writers’ Union, ed.ni1537651868lreb-1537651868ni.eo1537651868ns@gr1537651868eb1537651868 )

Contact from IWTCR:
Spyros Siropoulos rg.na1537651868egeA.1537651868sedoh1537651868R@sol1537651868uopor1537651868is1537651868

Email to the centre: rg.re1537651868tnecs1537651868retir1537651868w@ofn1537651868i1537651868


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