Blind Horse I is the beginning of a story about Ksenija Laporek. She moves from Slovenia to Fryslân and marries Freek Wassenaar. Freek is Friso’s grandad, the main character of De trekker fan Troje (The Trojan tractor), published in 2017. Hein Jaap Hilarides’ upcoming book is going to be the prequel of that novel. Hilarides stayed in Maribor in the autumn of 2017. He did a lot of research about the city and its environment in the first part of the 20th century. The chapter was produced during his literary residency.
Hein Jaap Hilarides
The collection of poems Third-Person Dual, which was published at the end of 2017 by the Pivec Publishing House from Maribor, was partly produced in the Gaelic town An Fál Carrach in Donegal, Ireland, within the framework of the international residency program, Other Words, supported by the EU Creative Europe, Culture sub-programme, which is coordinated by the Basque partner Donostia Kultura, and the Slovenian partner of the program is the Association for Contemporary Art X-OP.
A (Basque) hallucination is the translation into English of the literary piece that Eneko Aizpurua created for Other Words. Aizpurua carried out an eight-week residency in Leeuwarden, Friesland, in the autumn of 2017, where he was hosted by the Oare Wurden team.