31st Vilenica International Literary Festival, various locations in Slovenia
The 31st Vilenica International Literary Festival, organised by the Slovene Writers’ Association and the Vilenica Cultural Association from Sežana, is taking place on 6-11 September 2016, in various locations (Ljubljana, Sežana, Lipica, Maribor, Celje, Koper, Trboljve, Štanjel, Bilje, Lokev, Trieste, and the Vilenica Cave). The Festival features numerous literary and cultural events such as roundtable discussions, readings, presentation of contemporary literature and symposia. Since its origins, the Festival has focused on the gathering of writers mainly but not only from Central European countries, promoting dialogue in an area with a common history but cultural diversity.
On the occasion of the official opening of the Festival, on 7 September, the recipient of the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence for 2016, Ms. Tanja Bakić from Montenegro, will be presented by the CEI Deputy Secretary General, Erik Csernovitz.
On 8 September, the CEI Roundtable “Literature and Ethics”, supported by the CEI Cooperation Fund, will be held in Lipica with the participation of the French writer and poet Alexandre Bergamini, the Hungarian poet, fiction writer and essayist Gábor Schein and the Slovenian author Suzana Tratnik, writer, translator, columnist and activist. The discussion will be moderated by Carlos Pascual (Mexico/Slovenia).
Full programme available here