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Katja Gorečan (Celje, 1989) has a bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature and holds a master’s degree in Dramaturgy and Performing Arts. She is the author of three poetry collections and two published plays. Her works are characteristically difficult to classify in a single genre. Her texts have been performed in Croatia and Poland and included in various foreign anthologies. In 2022, she published her debut novel Maternity Notes (LUD Literatura).


Kristina Kegljen (born in Slavonski Brod, Croatia in 1987) graduated in English and dramaturgy, published three collections of poems (Capricorn, 2006; Ne poklanjaj srce divljim stvorovima, 2009; and Geleri i grožđice, 2011) and a novel Bablje ljeto (2019), all in Croatian, and translated several novels from English. For years she has been translating, writing (screen)plays, and running playwriting workshops. She works as editor of the Drama Programme at the Croatian Radio.


Tijana Grumić (1993) is a Serbian playwright and dramaturg. She graduated from the Dramaturgy department at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade. Tijana wrote more than ten plays that have been performed in theatres around Serbia, as well as in Slovenia, Italy and Germany. Her plays have been translated into English, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Slovenian and Georgian and published in Serbian and international anthologies and theatre reviews. Apart from being a playwright, she actively practices dramaturgical work on projects in theatres around Serbia. She’s received many awards for her work, including the Borislav Mihajlović Mihiz award for accomplishments in the field of playwriting. She’s one of the founders of the regional platform Od malih nog(u), dedicated to the development and affirmation of TYA in the Balkans region. Tijana writes for children and adults.