Programme 20192019-09-11T13:40:01+02:00

MONDAY, 9 Sept

19.00 Overture to the Festival: The Thoughts of the Prize Winner
Dragan Velikić (Serbia)
Moderator: Svetlana Slapšak
Music: Boris Šinigoj (lute)
Ljubljana, SNT Drama Ljubljana, the Small Stage
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and Serbian. Translation into Slovenian by Sonja Cekova Stojanoska.
Free tickets are available at the SNT Drama Ljubljana box office during opening hours and an hour before the event.

TUESDAY, 10 Sept

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
The colloquium will be held in English.

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
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian by Breda Biščak.

17.00 Literary Afternoon
Zvonko Karanović (Srbija) and Enes Karić (Bosna in Hercegovina)
Moderator: Aljoša Harlamov
Ljubljana, Konzorcij Bookstore
The discussion will be held in English with translation into Slovenian.

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
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and German. Translation into Slovenian by Amalija Maček.

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
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and Serbian; Translation into Slovenian by Vera Isaković. The event will be broadcast live from 18 to 18.30 pm on the Koper Television program and produced by the Regional TV Program Koper – Capodistria.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Hrastnik
Ayesha Chatterjee (Canada) and Elizabeth Reapy (Ireland)
Moderator: Simona Solina
Hrastnik, Trbovlje-Hrastnik Mine
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English. Translation into Slovenian by Breda Biščak.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Ljubljana
Silvia Brè, Maria Grazia Calandrone, Claudio Damiani (Italy)
Moderator: Luka Novak
Music: Tanja Pirc (mandolin) and Dejan Podgorelec (guitar)
Ljubljana, SNT Drama Ljubljana, Šugman Salon
The discussion will be held in Italian. Translation into Slovenian by Laura Sgubin. Free tickets are available at the SNT Drama Ljubljana box office during opening hours and an hour before the event.

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
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English. Translation into Slovenian by Želja Cilenšek Bončina.

19.00 Hosting Vilenica in Trieste
Jasmin B. Frelih (Slovenia) and Ace Mermolja (Slovenia/Italy)
Moderator: Martin Lissiach
Trieste, Central European Initiative Hall
The discussion will be held in Slovenian. Translation into Italian by Peter Senizza.

WEDNESDAY, 11 Sept

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
The colloquium will be held in English.

17.00 The Poetry Pavilion
Esad Babačić (Slovenia), Zvonko Karanović (Serbia), Manjola Nasi (Albania), Sverrir Norland (Iceland), Carolina Pihelgas (Estonia)
Moderator: Tjaša Koprivec
Music: Leon Pokeržnik (trumpet)
Interpretation of the poems in Slovenian: Sabina Kogovšek and Saša Tabaković.
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
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian by Breda Bišček.

THURSDAY, 12 Sept

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
The discussion will be held in English with translation into Slovenian.

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
Music: Klarisa Jovanović (vocal) and Igor Bezget
(guitar)

Ljubljana, Švicarija Art Centre

FRIDAY, 13 Sept

11.00 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
The discussion will be held in Italian. Translation into Slovenian and English by Alice Mačkovšek and Laura Amighetti.

18.30 Vilenica Awardees and Presentation of the CEI Award for Writers in Residence 2019
Literary Reading: Esad Babačić (Slovenia), Maria Paula Erizanu (Moldova), Sverrir Norland (Iceland), Ivan Shopov (North Macedonia), Dragan Velikić (Serbia) 
Presentation of the CEI Award 2019:
CEI Deputy Secretary General Zoran Jovanovic and President of the CEI Award Committee Andrej Pleterski
Moderator: Lidija Dimkovska
Sežana, Kosovel Cultural Centre
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English. Translation by Breda Biščak.

SATURDAY, 14 Sept

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/Italy), 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
Music: Students of the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana
Laudation: Member of the Vilenica Jury, Jutka Rudaš
Presentation of the Prize: President of the Vilenica Jury, Lidija Dimkovska
Moderator: Igor Velše
Vilenica Cave

 
 
The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the event program.