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Vilenica International Literary festival

Vilenica International Literary festival

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The Vilenica International Literary festival is a meeting of poets, writers, dramatists and essayists from Central Europe that takes place in the Karst and other places across Slovenia, and encompasses several literary/cultural events. Some events are still held in the Vilenica Cave where the festival started over 30 years ago. The festival is known around the world for its high-profile Vilenica Literary Award bestowed by the jury every year.

Slovene Writers Association
T: +386 1 42 16 430
E: info@vilenica.si

Programme

Monday, 9.9.2019 – Vilenica Pre-Opening Event

19.00 Overture to the Festival: The Thought of the Prize Winner<
Dragan Velikić (Serbia), Vilenica 2019 Prize Winner<
Moderator: Svetlana Slapšak
Ljubljana, SNT Drama Ljubljana, the Small Stage

Tuesday, 10.9.2019

11.00 – 18.00 17th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: “Literature and Narration: Postclassical Perspectives and Analyses” (Part I)
Chairs: Alenka Koron and Dejan Kos
Participants: Bart Keunen (Belgium), Dejan Kos (Slovenia), Snežana Milosavljević Milić (Serbia),  Darja Pavlič (Slovenia), Leonora Flis (Slovenia), Barbara Zorman (Slovenia), Péter Hajdu (Hungary), Vladimir Biti (Croatia), Matjaž Birk (Slovenia)
Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom, M Conference Hall

11.00 FESTIV-ALL: Presentation of Partner Festivals
Ayesha Chatterjee (Canada), Elizabeth Reapy (Ireland), Ivana Šojat (Croatia)
Moderator: Noah Charney
Ljubljana, NLB Innovative Entrepreneurship Centre

17.00 Literary Afternoon
Zvonko Karanović (Srbija) and Enes Karić (Bosna in Hercegovina)
Moderator: Aljoša Harlamov
Ljubljana, Konzorcij Bookstore

18.00 Hosting Vilenica in Sežana
Nataša Kramberger (Slovenia) and Jonas Lüscher (Switzerland)
Moderator: Tanja Petrič
Sežana, Botanical Garden, in case of rain, in the meeting and exhibition area of ​​the Karst Information Center in the Municipality of Sežana

18.00 Hosting Vilenica in Koper
Esad Babačić (Slovenia) and Dragan Velikić (Serbia)
Moderator: Irena Urbič
Koper, Atrium of the RTV Slovenia Regional Broadcasting Centre Koper−Capodistria

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Hrastnik
Ayesha Chatterjee (Canada) and Elizabeth Reapy (Ireland)
Moderator: Simona Solina
Hrastnik, Trbovlje-Hrastnik Mine

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Ljubljana
Silvia Brè, Maria Grazia Calandrone, Claudio Damiani (Italy)
Moderator: Luka Novak
Ljubljana, SNT Drama Ljubljana, Šugman Salon

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Kočevje
Amanda Mihalopoulou (Greece) and Carolina Pihelgas (Estonia)
Moderator: Lela B. Njatin
Kočevje, Tourist Complex Jezero in the city of Kočevje

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Trieste
Jasmin B. Frelih (Slovenia) and Ace Mermolja (Slovenia)
Moderator: Martin Lissiach
Trieste, Central European Initiative Hall

Wednesday, 11.9.2019

10.00 – 13.30 17th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: “Literature and narration: post-classical perspectives and analyses” (Part II)
Chairs: Alenka Koron and Dejan Kos
Participants: Vita Žerjal Pavlin (Slovenia), Varja Balžalorsky Antić (Slovenia), Kalina Zahova (Bulgaria), Martin Löschnigg (Austria), Alojzija Zupan Sosič (Slovenia), Alenka Koron (Slovenia)
Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom, M Conference Hall

17.00 The Poetry Pavilion
Mohamad Abdul al Monaem (Palestine/Syria/Slovenia), Esad Babačić (Slovenia), Zvonko Karanović (Serbia), Manjola Nasi (Albania), Sverrir Norland (Iceland), Carolina Pihelgas (Estonia)
Moderator: Petra Koršič
Ljubljana, the Pavilion at the Congress Square, in case of rain, in the Slovenian Society Hall

18.30 Central European Initiative Round Table at Vilenica: “Ego in Fabula”
Chair: Andrej Pleterski
Ljubljana, CD Club

Thursday, 12.9.2019

12.00 LIT-DATING: Programme for Literary Mediators
Ljubljana, Slovenian Ethnographic museum.
In collaboration with the Slovenian Book Agency and Slovenian Ethnographic Museum.

16.30 MODERN
Mohamad Abdul al Monaem (Palestine/Syria/Slovenia), Petar Andonovski (North Macedonia), Enes Karić (Bosnia and Herzegovina), Ivana Šojat (Croatia)
Moderator: Toni Cahunek
Ljubljana, the Platform in front of the Museum Of Modern Art, in case of rain, at the Moderna Coffee Shop

19.00 Vilenica, Guest of Ljubljana: Reception by the Mayor of the City of Ljubljana
Literary Reading: Jasmin B. Frelih (Slovenia), Nataša Kramberger (Slovenia), Jonas Lüscher (Switzerland), Amanda Mihalopoulou (Greece), Dragan Velikić (Serbia)
Moderator: Igor Velše
Ljubljana, Švicarija Art Centre

Friday, 13.9.2019

12.00 Bella Italia: Contemporary Italian Poetry at Vilenica
Participants: Maria Grazia Calandrone, Claudio Damiani, Gian Mario Villalta (Italy)
Moderator: Irena Urbič and Mario Steffé
Koper, Palazzo Gravisi-Buttorai

18.30 Vilenica Awardees and Presentation of the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence 2019
Literary Reading: Esad Babačić (Slovenia), Maria Paula Erizanu (Moldova), Sverrir Norland (Iceland), Dragan Velikić (Serbia) and CEI Fellowship Winner 2019
Moderator: Lidija Dimkovska
Sežana, Kosovel Cultural Centre

Saturday, 14.9.2019

Literary Matinée at Štanjel
10.30 Appearance by the Young Vilenica Award Winners
11.00 Karstic Words

Petar Andonovski (North Macedonia), Ayesha Chatterjee (Canada), Ace Mermolja (Slovenia), Elizabeth Reapy (Ireland)
Presentation of the Crystal Vilenica 2019 Award
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Štanjel, Štanjel Castle, in case of rain, in the Lojze Spacal Gallery

18.30  Presentation of the Vilenica 2019 Prize to Dragan Velikić
Literary Reading: Esad Babačić (Slovenia), Maria Grazia Calandrone (Italy), Manjola Nasi (Albania)
Moderator: Igor Velše
Vilenica Cave

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