Since the opening of our main public space in downtown Belgrade, in September 2018, more than 500 different events have taken place, including:
120+ literary events
100+ socio-political events
50+ arts and theater programs
10+ international student visits
120+academic gatherings, roundtables and panel discussions
In September 2018, after a decade of Association KROKODIL’s various and very intense activities, the KROKODIL Center for Contemporary Literature finally opened. The Center is a physical space belonging to Association KROKODIL, a meeting point for all interested in culture, and more specifically, literature, where many of our activities take place. Ever since the opening, various programs have been organized there on almost a daily basis. At the beginning of each month, we publish KROKODIL News, a bulletin in which, along with the program of the Center, one can also find news from our kitchen and other information related to different KROKODIL activities. As the KROKODIL acronym says, KROKODIL engages in Literary (Regional) Gathering, among other things – promoting both regional and European authors. In our literary program, besides the traditional KROKODIL Festival which is organized once a year, we have participated in the Book Fair and welcomed the Festival of Literature of European Mediterranean., We also have organized panel discussions where writers and translators can discuss topics such as literary genres, awards, remembering authors, how to write, among others. Events for promoting books are the most frequent ones. Within the KROKODIL Writer in residence program, we have welcomed 90 authors so far), and introduced them to Belgrade – while at the same time introducing them to the guests of KROKODIL Center. The Center has welcomed authors from 21 countries, including Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Macedonia, as well as from Germany, Cyprus, Ukraine, Sweden, and many more. Our guests have had the opportunity to hear verses, short stories, excerpts from novels, and screenplays – the genre selection, as well as the topic selection, is diverse and varies from country to country, from author to author, and from book to book. Among our socio-political programs, we have organized debates as well as lectures on various topics from Cultural heritage, anti-fascism, women’s rights, LGBT rights, to The Declaration on the Common Language. KROKODIL Center also organizes fundraisers, such as the fundraising dinner for prematurely born babies. Parenting is also a topic of interest at KROKODIL Center, as we organize lectures about specific parental experiences. We also organize musical evenings, cooking classes, lectures about creativity, comic books, and design –our topics and interests are broad. We support diversity and our Center is open to all, no matter the age (we are baby-friendly and kid-friendly, with a special wall your child can draw on), how many paws you have (we are pet-friendly), or who your favorite author or artist is. Welcome!