Programme 20162016-09-05T09:43:11+02:00

Monday, 5 Sept
*12.00 Disobedient Writer
Discussion with Dubravka Ugrešić, (Croatia/Netherlands), Vilenica Prize Winner 2016
Moderator: Prof. Svetlana Slapšak, PhD
Ljubljana, Faculty of Arts of the University of Ljubljana, Lecture-room 4 (ground-floor)
The discussion will be held in Croatian and Slovenian. Organized by the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana.

Tuesday, 6 Sept

11.00 Presentation of Publications and
Press Conference with Authors
Ljubljana, Gajo Jazz Club (SWA Summer Garden), in case of rain, at the SWA headquarters

* 18.00 Meeting With the Author
Gábor Schein (Hungary)
Moderator: Marjanca Mihelič
Ljubljana, Balassi Institute
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and Hungarian. Organized by the Balassi Institute Ljubljana.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Ljubljana
Dubravka Ugrešić (Croatia/Netherlands), Vilenica 2016 Prize Winner
Moderator: Đurđa Strsoglavec
Ljubljana, CD Club
The discussion will be held in Croatian. Translation into Slovenian by Sonja Cekova Stojanoska.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Bilje
Suzana Tratnik (Slovenia), Slovenian Author in Focus 2016
Moderator: Andraž Gombač
Bilje, Negovan Nemec Atelier

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Trieste
Ülar Ploom (Estonia) and Aleš Berger (Slovenia)
Moderator: Patrizia Vascotto
Trieste, Central European Initiative Hall
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian and Italian by Peter Senizza. In collaboration with the Central European Initiative and Group 85.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Maribor
Robert Schindel (Austria) and Cvetka Lipuš (Slovenia/Austria)
Moderator: Vesna Kondrič Horvat
Maribor, Salon of Applied Arts
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and German. Translation by Amalija Maček. In collaboration with the Maribor City Library and the Salon of Applied Arts.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Celje
Kateryna Kalytko (Ukraine) and Les Wicks (Australia)
Moderator: Katja Gorečan
Celje, Café MCC Summer Garden, in case of rain, at Celje Youth Center
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English.
In collaboration with the Celje Youth Centre.

19.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Sežana
Bogdan Suceavă (Romania/USA) and Carlos Pascual (Mexico/Slovenia)
Moderator: Magdalena Svetina Terčon
Sežana, Kosovel Library Sežana
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English. Translation by Špela Pokovec.

19.30 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Trbovlje
Adisa Bašić (BiH) and Tanja Bakić (Montenegro)
Moderator: Simona Solina
Trbovlje, Gradič Trbovlje Manor
In collaboration with the Cultural Centre Delavski dom Trbovlje.

20.00 Vilenica Pre-Opening Event in Koper
Ingmāra Balode, Arvis Viguls and Artis Ostups (Latvia)
Moderator: Breda Biščak

21.00
Projection of the film Ausma (Dawn) by Laila Pakalnina (Latvia, Poland, Estonia)
Koper, Atrium of the RTV Slovenia Regional Broadcasting Centre Koper-Capodistria
In collaboration with the RTV Slovenia Regional Broadcasting Centre Koper – Capodistria and Kino Otok – Isola Cinema.

Wednesday, 7 Sept
18.30 Official Opening of the 31st Vilenica Festival and Presentation of the CEI Fellowship for Writers in Residence 2016
Literary Reading: Kateryna Kalytko (Ukraine), CEI Fellowship Winner 2015, special attention will be paid to Suzana Tratnik (Slovenia), Slovene Author in Focus at the 31st Vilenica Festival
Sound Accompaniment: Martin Ukmar
Visuals: Simon Kastelic
Dance: Mehki čevlji Dance Group
Music: Vid Antoni (electric bas), Marko Čepak -Maki (guitar), Neža Jelušič (clarinet), Mitja Tavčar (drums), Matic Suša (saxophone)
Music Adaptations: Marko Čepak-Maki and Mitja Tavčar
Keynote Speech: President of the Slovene Writers’ Association, Ivo Svetina, President of the Vilenica Jury, Lidija Dimkovska, and Mayor of the Municipality of Sežana, Davorin Terčon
Presentation of the CEI Fellowship 2016: President of the CEI Fellowship Committee, Patrizia Vascotto and CEI Deputy Secretary General, Erik Csernovitz
Moderator: Seku M. Conde
Director: Milojka Širca
Sežana, Kosovel Cultural Centre

Thursday, 8 Sept

10.00 Central European Initiative Round Table at Vilenica: “Literature and Ethics”
Chair: Carlos Pascual (Mexico/Slovenia)
Panellists: Suzana Tratnik (Slovenia), Gábor Schein (Hungary), Alexandre Bergamini (France)
Lipica, Maestoso Hotel, Allegra Hall
The discussion will be held in English. Translation into Slovenian by Breda Biščak.

18.00 Literary Reading
Jovica Ivanovski (Macedonia), Cvetka Lipuš (Slovenia/Austria), Aksinia Mihaylova (Bulgaria), Korana Serdarević (Croatia), Yulya Tsimafeyeva (Belarus), Valerio Magrelli (Italy), Adisa Bašić (BiH)
Music: Singers of the School of Music and Art Ozlinka, Nejka Krajnc, Alissa Kim Jagodic, Monika Kristančič, Urša Škrlj, Tilen Kravos, Timi Vremec, Tine Korsič and pianist Anže Vrabec
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Lokev, Church of St. Michael

20.30 Concert:Gal Gjurin in Temna godba
Lokev, Muha Homestead

*19.00 Between Mathematics and Literature
Bogdan Suceavă (Romania/USA) and Karin Cvetko Vah (Slovenia)
Moderator: Tina Košir Mazi
Ljubljana, House of Dreaming Books
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English. Translation by Romana Mlačak. Organized by the publishing houses Modrijan and Sanje.

 

Friday, 9 Sept

9.00–19.00 The 14th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: “Literature and Ethics” (Part I)
Chairs: Špela Virant in Irena Samide (Slovenia)
Keynote Speech: Tomo Virk (Slovenia)
Presenters: Renata Salecl (Slovenia), Edvard Kovač (Slovenia), Andrea Leskovec (Slovenia), Alenka Koron (Slovenia), Dejan Kos (Slovenia), Elizabeta Šeleva (Macedonia), Vladimir  Gvozden (Serbia), Slavica Srbinovska (Macedonia), Daniel Graziadei (Germany), Damir Arsenijević (BiH), Iztok Osojnik (Slovenia)
Ljubljana, Slovene Writers’ Association Hall
The colloquium will be held in English.

11.00 Literary Path Through Ljubljana
Guide: Martin Šušteršič
The tour will be held in English. In collaboration with Ljubljana Tourism.

11.00 Meeting of Literary Mediators:
“The Marketplace of Slovene and Central European literature”
Participants: Neil Astley, Pamela Robertson Pearce (Bloodaxe Books, Great Britain), Geoffrey E. Taylor (International Festival of Authors, Canada), Thomas Zandegiacomo Del Bel (Zebra Poetry Film Festival, Germany), Birgit Hatlehol (Oslo International Poetry Festival, Oslo Poesifilm, Norway), Sibila Serdarević, Ana Kožul (Fraktura, Croatia), Tanja Petrič (Literæ Slovenicæ, Slovenia), Andrej Hočevar (LUD Literatura, Slovenia), Katja Stergar (Slovenian Book Agency, Slovenia) and others
Moderator: Andrej Blatnik
Ljubljana, Trubar Literature House

*12.00 Meeting with the author
Kateřina Tučková
(Chezch Republic)
Moderator: Tjaša Koprivec
Ljubljana, Hiša sanjajočih knjig
Organised by publishing house Sanje.

15.00 Literary Reading
Carlos Pascual (Mexico/Slovenia), Robert Schindel (Austrija), Bergamini Alexandre (France), Bogdan Suceavă (USA/Romania), Patricija Dodič (Slovenia), Les Wicks (Australia)
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Ljubljana, Gajo Jazz Club (SWA Summer Garden), in case of rain, in Konzorcij Bookstore

17.00 Round Table and Literary Reading:
“Latvia at Vilenica”
Ingmāra Balode, Artis Ostups, Arvis Viguls (Latvia)
Moderator: Klemen Pisk
Ljubljana, CD Club (entry for visitors at Entrance 1)
The discussion will be held in Slovenian and English. Translation by Romana Mlačak.

20.00 Reception by the Mayor of the City of  Ljubljana
Literary Reading: the Vilenica 2016 Prize Winner Dubravka Ugrešić (Croatia/Netherlands), Slovenian Author in Focus 2016 Suzana Tratnik (Slovenia), Ülar Ploom (Estonia), Jana Bodnárová (Slovakia), Martin Dyar (Ireland)
Music: Severa Gjurin and Miha Kraker (guitar, voice)
Keynote Speech: Mayor of the City of Ljubljana, Zoran Janković
Moderator: Seku M. Conde
Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle, Estate Hall

*Accompanying Programme

Saturday, 10 Sept

9.00–14.00 The 14th International Comparative Literature Colloquium: “Literature and Ethics” (Part II)
Chairs: Špela Virant and Irena Samide (Slovenia)
Keynote Speech: Werner Wintersteiner (Austria)
Presenters: Irena Avsenik Nabergoj (Slovenia), Matea Butković (Croatia), Gašper Troha (Slovenia), Boris Dudaš (Croatia), Yvonne Hütter (Germany), Stevan Bradić (Serbia), Vanesa Matajc (Slovenia), Aleksander Bjelčevič (Slovenia), Elena Stoican (Romania), Alexandru Matei (Romania), Mateja Pezdirc Bartol (Slovenia), Milena Mileva Blažić (Slovenia)
Ljubljana, Slovene Writers’ Association Hall
The colloquium will be held in English.

Literary Matinèe at Štanjel
10.30 Literary Walk Through Štanjel
11.30 Appearance by 16th Young Vilenica Award Winners
Dance: Folk Dance Group of the Srečko Kosovel Elementary School under the supervision of Miranda Novak
Moderators: Izak Ban and Nik Brcar
12.00 Literary Reading
Aleš Berger (Slovenia), Kateřina Tučková (Czech Republic), Gábor Schein (Hungary), Dana Grigorcea (Romania/Switzerland), Mariusz Sieniewicz (Poland) and the CEI Fellowship Winner 2016
Presentation of the Crystal Vilenica 2016 Award
Moderator: Breda Biščak
Štanjel, Štanjel Castle, in case of rain, in the Knight’s Hall

16.00 Students’ Meeting with Slovene Guests of Vilenica
Participants: Suzana Tratnik, Aleš Berger, Patricija Dodič, Cvetka Lipuš
Lipica, Maestoso Hotel, Allegra Hall
In collaboration with Koper High School.

18.30 Presentation of the Vilenica 2016 Prize to Dubravka Ugrešić
Literary Reading: Robert Schindel (Austrija), Patricija Dodič (Slovenia), Ingmāra Balode (Latvia)
Visuals: Simon Kastelic
Dance: Mehki čevlji Dance Group
Music: Vid Antoni (electric bas), Marko Čepak – Maki (guitar), Neža Jelušič (clarinet), Mitja Tavčar (drums, Matic Suša (saxophone)
Music Adatations: Marko Čepak – Maki and Mitja Tavčar
Keynote Speech: Minister of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, Tone Peršak
Laudation: Đurđa Strsoglavec
Presentation of the Prize: President of the Slovene Writers’ Association, Ivo Svetina
Moderator: Seku M. Conde
Director: Milojka Širca
Vilenica Cave

20.00 Closing Party
Concert: Čedahuči
In front of Vilenica Cave

24.00 Musical Programme
Lipica

Book Fair and Festival Club
During all Festival Days from 7 to 11 September in Lipica.