20th Vilenica International Literary Festival

Wednesday, 7 September 2005

18.30 Official opening of the 20th Vilenica International Literary Festival
Literary reading and conversation with Veno Taufer
Moderator: Ivo Svetina
Lipica, Wedding Hall

21.00 Literary reading
Lipica, Valley of the Mother of God

Thursday, 8 September 2005

10.00 CEI Literary Round-Table Discussion at Vilenica:
“The possibilities of coexistence of different cultures in Europe and the process of searching a new cultural paradigm”
Keynote address: Veno Taufer
Moderator: Aleš Debeljak
Lipica, Maestoso hotel, Allegra hall

15.00 3rd International Comparative Literature Colloquium, 1st part
“Hybridizing Theory and Literature: On the Dialogue between Theory and Literature”
Programme Directors: Marko Juvan, Jelka Kernev Štrajn
Lipica, Wedding Hall

19.00 Literary readings
Lokev, St Michael’s Church
Nova Gorica, France Bevk Public Library
Hruševje by Postojna, St Daniel’s Church

21.00 Outdoor party, Lokev

Friday, 9 September 2005

09.30 3rd International Comparative Literature Colloquium, 2nd part
Lipica, Wedding Hall

09.00 Discussion on the Promotion of Literature:
“Crossroads of Literatures: East and West”
Moderator: Gregor Podlogar
Lipica, Klub hotel hall

11.30 “Beneška Slovenia in images and words”
Presentation of the contemporary
literature of Beneška Slovenia, photography exhibition by
Grazziano Podrecca and book exhibition in collaboration with the Cultural Society Ivan Trinko from Cividale.
Moderators: Roberto Dapit, Miha Obit
Sežana, Kosovel Cultural Centre

16.30 Literary reading
Ljubljana, summer garden of the Slovene Writers’ Association

17.30 Excursion to Ljubljana

19.00 Reception by the Mayoress of the City of Ljubljana
Literary reading
Conversation with Vilenica 2005 Prize Winners
Moderators: Vesna Kondrič Horvat and Ludwig Hartinger
Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle

Saturday, 10 September 2005

11.00 Literary matinée at Štanjel Castle
– literary reading
– presentation of the Young Vilenica 2005 Prize Winner
– presentation of the Slovene translation of a novel by Brigitte Kronauer, Vilenica 2004 Prize Winner, in collaboration with Cankarjeva Publishing House
– presentation of the Vilenica Crystal award

17.00 Presentation of the Anthology of Slovene Literature
(Litterae Slovenicae) by Vanesa Matajc
Lipica, Hotel Klub

19.00 Vilenica 2005 award giving ceremony
Vilenica Cave
Farewell party

Sunday, 11. september 2005

Breakfast and departure

Music at Vilenica

Beneške Korenine
Sežana, Kosovel Cultural Centre, Friday, 9 September at 11.30.

Anja Bukovec, violin, Mateja Urbanč, piano
Ljubljana Castle, Friday, 9 September at 19.00.

Štanjel, Saturday, 10 September at 11.00.

Kebataola, directed by Karmina Šilec
Vilenica Cave, Saturday, 10 September at 19.30.

Greentown Jazz Band and Alenka Godec
In front of the Vilenica Cave, Saturday, 10 September at 20.30.

Literary readings and other events will be presented by
Alenka Bole Vrabec and Dražen Dragojević.


21 May 2005 at 5 p.m.
Young Vilenica Award ceremony
Vilenica cave

12 July 2005 at 8.30 p.m.
Literary reading and conversation with Tomas Venclova
Ljubljana, Slovene Writers’ Association

7 – 11 September 2005
Book fair
Lipica, Hotel Klub

3 October 2005
Meeting of Small Publishers