TUESDAY, 6 September

14.00–17.00 20th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: ‘Aesthetics and literature: ontological and social aspects’ (Part I)
Chairs: Dejan Kos and Robert Kralj
Participants: Elisabeth Flucher (Germany), Milosav Gudović (Serbia), Veit Lindner (Germany) and Milovan Novaković (Serbia)
Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts UL, Blue Hall
The Colloquium will be held in Slovene, English and German.

17.00 Presentation of the CEI 2022 Award for Young Writers and Literary Conversation with the Winner
Moderator: Aljaž Koprivnikar
Trieste, Central European Initiative Headquarters
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Italian by Peter Senizza.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Hrastnik
Ivo Stropnik (Slovenia)
Moderator: Simona Solina
Hrastnik, the Compressor Station

20.00 Hosting Vilenica in Koper
Andrej Blatnik (Slovenia), Slovenian Author in Focus
Moderator: Irena Urbič
Koper, Atrium of the RTV Slovenia Regional Broadcasting Centre Koper/Capodistria (in case of rain, in Studio 3)

 

WEDNESDAY, 7 September

10.00–13.00 20th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: ‘Aesthetics and literature: ontological and social aspects’ (Part II)
Chairs: Dejan Kos and Robert Kralj
Participants: Vesna Kondrič Horvat (Slovenia), Dejan Kos (Slovenia), Robert Kralj (Slovenia),  Alen Širca (Slovenia) and Blaž Zabel (Slovenija)
Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts UL, Blue Hall
The Colloquium will be held in Slovene, English and German.

19.00 Round Table: “How Far Away is Home?”
Participants: Amanda Aizpuriete (Latvia), Katia Sophia Ditzler (Germany/Russia), Kätlin Kaldmaa (Estonia), Hanna Komar (Belarus), Igor Kotjuh (Estonia) and Tatiana Țîbuleac (Moldova)
Moderator: Aljoša Harlamov
Ljubljana, the Lili Novy Garden (the Garden of the SWA) (in case of rain, in the Auditorium of the Museum of Modern Art)
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovene by Breda Biščak.

20.30 Literary Performance
Katia Sophia Ditzler (Germany/Russia)
Ljubljana, the Lili Novy Garden (the Garden of the SWA) (in case of rain, in the Auditorium of the Museum of Modern Art)

 

THURSDAY, 8 September

11.00 Literary Morning
Participants: Dejan Dukovski (North Macedonia), Kristian Novak (Croatia), Renato Quaglia (Slovenia/Italy) and Tatiana Țîbuleac (Moldova)
Moderator: Aljaž Koprivnikar
Ljubljana, the Lili Novy Garden (the Garden of the SWA) (in case of rain, in the Entrance Hall of the National Gallery of Slovenia)
The discussion will be held in English and Slovene.

16.00 Literary Afternoon
Participants: Hanna Komar (Belarus), Gail McConnell (Northern Ireland), Natalka Sniadanko (Ukraine/Germany) and the recipient of the CEI Award for Young Writers 2022
Moderator: Aljaž Koprivnikar
Ljubljana, the Lili Novy Garden (the Garden of the SWA) (in case of rain, in the Entrance Hall of the National Gallery of Slovenia)
The discussion will be held in English and Slovene.

19.00 Round table: “Estonia at Vilenica”
Participants: Kätlin Kaldmaa and Igor Kotjuh (Estonia)
Moderator: Julija Potrč Šavli
Ljubljana, the Lili Novy Garden (the Garden of the SWA) (in case of rain, in the Auditorium of the Museum of Modern Art)
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovene by Breda Biščak.

 

FRIDAY, 9 September

11.00 LIT-DATING:
Virtual Programme for Literary Intermediaries
In collaboration with the Slovenian Book Agency.

16.30 Round table: “The Writer and Their Habitus”
Participants: Andrej Blatnik (Slovenia), Dejan Dukovski (North Macedonia), Gail McConnell (Northern Ireland), Kristian Novak (Croatia), Renato Quaglia (Slovenia/Italy), Natalka Sniadanko (Ukraine/Germany), Ivo Stropnik (Slovenia), Blaž Zabel (Slovenia) and the recipient of the CEI Award for Young Writers 2022
Moderator: Nina Jerman
Ljubljana, the Lili Novy Garden (the Garden of the SWA) (in case of rain, in the Auditorium of the Museum of Modern Art)
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovene by Breda Biščak.

19.00 Vilenica, Guest of Ljubljana
Amanda Aizpuriete (Latvia) and Andrej Blatnik (Slovenia)
Moderator: Aljoša Harlamov
Ljubljana, Švicarija Art Centre
The discussion will be held in Slovene and German. Translation by Amalija Maček.

 

SATURDAY, 10 September

Literary Matinée at Štanjel

10.30 The Intersection of Beauty – A Presentation of Milan Dekleva’s Bilingual Poetry Collection
11.00 Karstic Words
Literary reading: Amanda Aizpuriete (Latvia), Andrej Blatnik (Slovenia), Kätlin Kaldmaa (Estonia), Kristian Novak (Croatia), Renato Quaglia (Slovenia/Italy), Natalka Sniadanko (Ukraine/Germany) and Tatiana Țîbuleac (Moldova)
Presentation of the Crystal Vilenica 2022 Award
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Štanjel, Štanjel Castle (in case of rain, in the Lojze Spacal Gallery)

 18.30 Presentation of the Vilenica 2022 Prize to Amanda Aizpuriete
Literary reading: Hanna Komar (Belarus), Igor Kotjuh (Estonia), Gail McConnell (Northern Ireland) and Ivo Stropnik (Slovenia)
Laudation: Aljoša Harlamov, President of the Vilenica Jury
Presentation of the Prize: Dušan Merc, President of the Slovene Writers’ Association
Moderator: Romeo Grebenšek
Lokev, Vilenica Cave

 

SUNDAY, 11 September

11.00 Presentation of the Vilenica 2022 Prize to Amanda Aizpuriete, recording of the event
The Festival’s YouTube Channel

 

Accompanying Programme

MONDAY, 5 September

19.00 Presentation of the Lavrin Diploma and Literary Conversation with the Winner
Moderator: Amalija Maček
Sežana, Kosovel Cultural Centre, Amphitheater (in case of rain, in the Kosovel Cultural Centre)