Programme 20182018-08-22T14:13:38+02:00

TUESDAY, 4 Sept

11.00 Overture: Presentation of Vilenica’s novelty and discussion with Authors
Mojca Kumerdej (Slovenia), Yuri Andrukhovych (Ukraine) and Ilija Trojanow (Bulgaria/Germany)
Moderator: Aljoša Harlamov
Ljubljana, NLB Innovative Entrepreneurship Centre
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian by Breda Biščak.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Ljubljana
Uršuľa Kovalyk (Slovakia) and Simona Semenič (Slovenia)
Moderator: Andrej Pleterski
Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom, Kosovel Hall
The discussion will be held in Slovenian. Translation into Slovak by Maruša Telban.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Koper
Mojca Kumerdej (Slovenia) and Ilija Trojanow (Bulgaria/Germany)
Moderator: Irena Urbič
Koper, Atrium of the RTV Slovenia Regional Broadcasting Centre Koper−Capodistria
The discussion will be held in Slovenian. Translation into English by Andreja Pobega Bizjak.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Trieste
Andriy Lyubka
(Ukraine) and CEI Fellowship Winner 2018
Moderator: Neva Čebron
Trieste, Central European Initiative Hall¸
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian and Italian by Peter Senizza.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Kočevje
Yuri Andrukhovych
(Ukraine) and Brian Henry (USA)
Moderator: Lela B. Njatin
Kočevje, Bunker Škrilj
The discussion will be held in Slovenian. Translation into English by Želja Cilenšek Bončina.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Celje
Immanuel Mifsud, Clare Azzopardi, Norbert Bugeja
and Loranne Vella (Malta)
Moderator: Klarisa Jovanović
Celje, Museum of Recent History, Museum cafeteria
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Sežana
Petre Barbu
(Romania)
Moderator: Magdalena Svetina Terčon
Sežana, Kosovel Library Sežana
The discussion will be held in Slovenian. Translation into Romanian by Cristina Stoianova.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Hrastnik
David Bandelj
(Slovenia/Italy) and Primož Repar (Slovenia)
Moderator: Simona Solina
Hrastnik, the Anton Sovre Library Hrastnik

WEDNESDAY, 5 Sept

9.00–18.15 16th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: “The Crossroads of Literature and Social Praxis” (Part I)
Participants: Jonatan Vinkler (Slovenia), Janez Strehovec (Slovenia), Valter Milovan(Croatia), Roland Orczik (Hungary), Maka Elbakidze (Georgia), Ştefan Baghiu(Romania), Andrei Terian (Romania), Irma Ratiani (Georgia), Gaga Lomidze (Georgia), Varja Balžalorsky Antić (Slovenia), Ana Beguš (Slovenia)
Ljubljana, SWA Headquarters
The colloquium will be held in English.

16.00 Literary Virtuosity
Uršuľa Kovalyk (Slovakia), Petre Barbu (Romania), Karin Peschka (Austria), Shota Iatashvili (Georgia)
Music: Nikola Semić (violin)
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Ljubljana, Druga violina

19.00 Vilenica, Guest of Ljubljana: Reception by the Mayor of the City of Ljubljana
Mojca Kumerdej (Slovenia), Ilija Trojanow (Bulgaria/Germany), Brian Henry (USA), Stuart Ross (Canada)
Moderator: Seku M. Conde
Ljubljana, Švicarija Art Centre

THURSDAY, 6 Sept

9.15–14. 45 16th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: “The Crossroads of Literature and Social Praxis” (Part II)
Participants: Tomaž Toporišič(Slovenia), Gašper Troha (Slovenia), Maja Murnik (Slovenia), Marcello Potocco (Slovenia), Špela Virant (Slovenia), Aleš Kozár (Czech Republic)
Ljubljana, SWA Headquarters
The colloquium will be held in English.

10.00 Coffee with Literary Mediators
Ljubljana, CD Club
In collaboration with the Slovenian Book Agency.

11.00 Round Table and Literary Reading: “Malta at Vilenica”
Participants: Immanuel Mifsud, Clare Azzopardi, Norbert Bugeja and Loranne Vella (Malta)
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Ljubljana, CD Club
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian by Jeremi Slak.

18.00 The Sound of the Literary Bell
Éilís Ní Dhuibhne (Ireland), Noémi Kiss (Hungary), Wioletta Grzegorzewska (Poland/Great Britain), Primož Repar (Slovenia)
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Lokev, Church of St. Michael

FRIDAY, 7 Sept

10.00 Central European Initiative Round Table at Vilenica: “Writing and Surviving ”
Chair: Aljoša Harlamov
Lipica, Maestoso Hotel, Allegra Hall
The discussion will be held in English.

18.00 Vilenica Awardees and Presentation of the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence 2018
Mojca Kumerdej (Slovenia), Yuri Andrukhovych (Ukraine), Ilija Trojanow (Bulgaria/Germany), Andriy Lyubka (Ukraine) and CEI Fellowship Winner 2018
Presentation of the CEI Fellowship 2018: President of the CEI Fellowship Committee, Andrej Pleterski and Representative of the CEI, Barbara Fabro
Moderator: Tanja Lesničar Pučko
Sežana, Kosovel Cultural Centre
The discussion will be held in English and Slovenian. Translation by Breda Biščak.

SATURDAY, 8 Sept

Literary Matinée at Štanjel

10.30 Appearance of the Lokev Grammar School Students – Presenting the Vilenica cave legend: Kamishibai storytelling
11.00 Karstic Words
Simona Semenič (Slovenia), Noémi Kiss (Hungary), Éilís Ní Dhuibhne (Ireland), Karin Peschka (Austria), Wioletta Grzegorzewska (Poland/Great Britain)
Presentation of the Crystal Vilenica 2018 Award
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Štanjel, Štanjel Castle, in case of rain, in the Spacal gallery

12.30 Literary Walk through Štanjel
Štanjel, Štanjel Castle

18.30 Presentation of the Vilenica 2018 Prize to Ilija Trojanow
Stuart Ross (Canada), David Bandelj (Slovenia/Italy), Shota Iatashvili (Georgia)
Music: Gašper Muženič and students of the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana
Laudation:Vesna Kondrič Horvat
Presentation of the Prize: President of theVilenica Jury, Lidija Dimkovska
Moderator: Seku M. Conde
Vilenica Cave

Accompanying Programme

MONDAY, 3 Sept

17.00 Literary Afternoon with Yuri Andrukhovych
Yuri Andrukhovych (Ukraine), Vilenica 2017 Prize Winner
Moderator: Olga Moroz
Ljubljana, Ukrainian Cultural Center within the Institute for Education and Culture Rokavička.
The discussion will be held in Ukranian. Translation into Slovenian by Andreja Kalc.

19.00 The Voice of the Prize Winner: Ilija Trojanow in Ljubljana
Ilija Trojanow (Bulgaria/Germany), Vilenica 2018 Prize Winner
Music: Boris Šinigoj (Arabic lute)
Moderator: Vesna Kondrič Horvat
Ljubljana, National Gallery of Slovenia
The discussion will be held in German. Translation into Slovenian by Amalija Maček.

THURSDAY, 6 Sept

20.00 Alejandra (2018, directed by Vid Hajnšek, Klemen Brvar)
Projection of a documentary film and a conversation with the protagonist, writer Alejandra Laurencich and a film crew.
Ljubljana, the Slovenian Cinematheque, Silvan Furlan Hall
In cooperation with the Združenje Reaktor and the Slovenian Cinematheque.

Book Fair and Festival Club
From 6 to 9 September in Lipica.

Before the events please check www.vilenica.si for any changes to the Programme.