Centre for Slovenian Literature

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Center za slovensko književnost, zavod za literarno in založniško dejavnost
http://www.ljudmila.org/litcenter
litcenter@mail.ljudmila.org
Metelkova 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 40 206 631
Fax386 (0) 1 505 1674
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Past Events
  • 12 February to 16 February 2017
    Writer Suzana Tratnik, poet Jana Putrle Srdić and translator Mohsen Alhady participate in round table discussions and workshops, organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the Slovenian Book Agency, at Al-Balad Culture Center, Al-Haram Building, Doum Foundation, Faculty of Languages, Rawabet Theatre in Cairo, Egypt
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  • 14 December to 15 December 2016
    Events featuring writers Suzana Tratnik, Alja Adam and Veronika Dintinjana, organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Book Agency and Centre for Slovenian Literature, at La Qarmita in Granada, Spain
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  • 5 October to 9 October 2016
    A poetry translation workshop with authors Jana Putrle Srdić, Peter Semolič, Brane Mozetič, translator Mateja Rozman, and professor of literature and literary critic Alojzija Zupan Sosič, organised in cooperation with the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the Slovenian Book Agency, at Centro Cultural Cuba Poesía, UNEAC in Havana, Cuba
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  • 6 November to 12 November 2015
    Presentations of poetry by Alja Adam, Barbara Korun, Gašper Malej and Brane Mozetič, Centre for Slovenian Literature in Florence, Naples, Rome, Italy
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  • 3 November to 7 November 2014
    A poetry and translation workshop concluded with a literary evening with Karlo Hmeljak, Kristina Hočevar, Alenka Jovanovski, and Peter Semolič, co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature, at Sveriges författarförbund in Stockholm, Sweden
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  • 29 October to 5 November 2014
    A literary tour by Slovene poets Milan Dekleva, Brane Mozetič, Barbara Korun with university professor Alojzija Zupan Sosič and translator Mateja Rozman, organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the Slovenian Book Agency and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Brasília, in Brasília, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador, Brazil
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  • 27 October 2014
    A literary evening with poets Milan Dekleva, Barbara Korun, and Brane Mozetič, organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the Slovenian Book Agency, at FNAC in Lisbon, Portugal
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  • 31 October to 2 November 2013
    A literary tour of Ukraine with Stanka Hrastelj, Suzana Tratnik, Andrej Skubic, and Brane Mozetič, organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature at Ié bookshop, Nizhyn University, Taras Shevchenko National University in Kiev, Ukraine
  • 25 September 2013
    A literary evening with Slovene poets Brane Mozetič, Katja Gorečan, and Taja Kramberger, co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Buenos Aires, at El Archibrazo in Buenos Aires, Argentina
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  • 5 August to 9 August 2013
    Slovene poets Gašper Malej, Barbara Korun, and Tone Škrjanec at the International Poetry Festival Beijing, co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Beijing, at Beijing Normal University Library in Beijing, China
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  • 4 July to 7 July 2013
    Lee Strassberg Method, acting workshops by Žiga Čamernik, La danza de la muerte, an audio-visual installation by Lavoslava Benčić, and Being One's Own Translation, an audiovisual performance and research process directed by Urban Belina, produced by KUD Zrakogled, and co-produced by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab, at the PATOSoffIRANJE Festival at Smederevo centre for culture in Smederevo, Serbia
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  • 15 April to 17 April 2013
    The Centre for Slovenian Literature at the London Book Fair at Earls Court Exhibition Centre in London, United Kingdom
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  • 19 March to 23 March 2013
    Slovene writer Andrej Blatnik visits the Bookworm Literary Festival, co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature, in Beijing, China
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  • 9 June 2011
    The readings of Slovene poets (Alja Adam, Gašper Malej, Meta Kušar, Gregor Podlogar, Aleš Mustar, Draga Rinkema) organised by Centre for Slovenian Literature at Amsterdam, Stichting Perdu in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Established in 1999, the Centre for Slovenian Literature is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to literary and publishing activities, primarily the international promotion of Slovene literature. The centre supplies information on contemporary Slovene literature to its foreign partners and stimulates translations of Slovene authors into foreign languages. It organises translators' visits to literary events and residencies, supplying them with books and literary magazines. Since 2003 every September a 3-week long residency for international writers, poets and dramatists takes place in Kočevje.

Since 2011 the Centre for Slovenian Literature publishes annually 10 Books from Slovenia with the authors' presentations and excerpts from the books in English (available also online).

Centre for Slovenian Literature Writers in Moscow 2009.jpg

Publishing

The Centre for Slovenian Literature publishes the Aleph Edition book series, which includes new Slovene literary works as well as translations of contemporary world literature. Over 100 titles have been published in the series since 1985, some bilingual.

The Contemporary European Poetry project, supported by the EU Culture 2000 Programme, brought translations from Polish, Macedonian, English, Croatian, Lithuanian, Danish and French.

Some of the centre's recent publications (English translations of contemporary Slovene poems, short stories, novel and drama excerpts) are available for download on the website.

Support and promotion

In the last few years the centre has supported various anthologies of Slovene literature and organised numerous international literary tours, including visits to the Centre International de Poesie, Marseilles; the Circulo de Bellas Artes, Madrid; Le Theatre Poeme, Brussels; INALCO, Paris; the Centro Rómulo Gallegos, Caracas; the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and the International Book Fair, Sao Paulo; the Casa de Fernardo Pessoa, Lisbon; and many other venues in Australia, Scandinavia, Poland, Macedonia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. In 2005 the Centre for Slovene Literature organised a complex presentation of Slovenia at BookWorld Prague 2005 with an accompanying catalogue.

The Centre for Slovenian Literature is a member of Literature Across Frontiers (LAF).

Translation workshops and funding

In the recent years it has organised several translation workshops dedicated to gay poetry, works of female authors, and Turkish authors. In May-June 2010 a week-long workshop in poetry translation is organised in the context of the World Book Capital Ljubljana 2010. The workshop that is organised in cooperation with the Literature Across Frontiers and the Living Literature Festival features several guests: Antoine Cassar (Malta), Yolanda Castaño (Spain), Xi Chuan (China), Veronika Dintinjana (Slovenia), Stanislav Lvovsky (Russia), Mamta Sagar (India) and Yasuhiro Yotsumoto (Japan).

Along with the Slovene Writers’ Association and the Slovene PEN Centre, the centre co-administers funds from the Trubar Foundation for subsidising foreign publishers who wish to publish Slovene authors in their native languages.

It also offers occasional grants for translations commissioned by the Ministry of Culture.

Kočevje residency

Since 2003 the centre has offered a residency and a grant for international writers and translators with an interest in Slovene literature and culture to stay in Kočevje, Slovenia, developing their projects and, if appropriate, meeting with Slovene writers and/or translators. In 2010 András Gerevich (1976 Budapest), a poet, screenwriter and literary translator, was selected.

See the link to more information about the 2011 residency below.

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