Centre for Slovenian Literature
|Center za slovensko književnost, zavod za literarno in založniško dejavnost|
|Metelkova 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 40 206 631|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 505 1674|
- Literary translation CSL (4 titles), 2011
- Aleph series (3 titles), 2009
- Literature Across Frontiers, 2008
- Lambda series (9 titles), 2004
- ALEPH series (7 titles), 2003
- 19 October to 28 October 2019
A tour by poets Slovenian Book Agency, in , , , and , translator and lecturer , featuring readings, a workshop, and lectures, supported by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and
- 15 July to 20 July 2019
Translation workshop with Slovenian Book Agency and Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin, at in ,
programme , , and , organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and Literary Colloquium Berlin, supported by the
- 5 December to 6 December 2018
A screening of Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language). A literary evening with , and , supported by the Slovenian Book Agency and Centre for Slovenian Literature at in ,
programme 's film Cankar and presentation of the collection of translations of contemporary Slovene literature at the Ivan Franko National University of Lvov (Slav Philology Department in cooperation with
- 12 February to 16 February 2017
Writer Slovenian Book Agency, at the Cairo Literature Festival at , , , , in ,
programme , poet and translator participate in round table discussions and workshops, organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the
- 14 December to 15 December 2016
Events featuring writers Slovenian Book Agency and Centre for Slovenian Literature, at in ,
programme , and , organised in cooperation with the
- 5 October to 9 October 2016
A poetry translation workshop with authors Slovenian Book Agency, at , in ,
programme , , , translator , and professor of literature and literary critic , organised in cooperation with the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the
- 6 November to 12 November 2015
Presentations of poetry by
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- 3 November to 7 November 2014
A poetry and translation workshop concluded with a literary evening with
programme , , , and , co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature, at in ,
- 29 October to 5 November 2014
A literary tour by Slovene poets Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Brasília, in , , ,
programme , , with university professor and translator , organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the Slovenian Book Agency and
- 27 October 2014
A literary evening with poets
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- 31 October to 2 November 2013
A literary tour of Ukraine with
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- 25 September 2013
A literary evening with Slovene poets Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Buenos Aires, at in ,
programme , , and , co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the
- 5 August to 9 August 2013
Slovene poets Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Beijing, at the Beijing International Poetry Festival at in ,
programme , , and presentations, co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the
- 4 July to 7 July 2013
Lee Strassberg Method, acting workshops by KUD Zrakogled, and co-produced by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab, at the PATOSoffIRANJE Festival at in ,
programme , La danza de la muerte, an audio-visual installation by , and Being One's Own Translation, an audiovisual performance and research process directed by , produced by
- 15 April to 17 April 2013
The Centre for Slovenian Literature presentation at the London Book Fair at London,
programme organiser in
- 19 March to 23 March 2013
programme organiser presentation, co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature, at the Bookworm Literary Festival in ,
- 9 June 2011
The readings of Slovene poets (
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The Centre for Slovenian Literature published the Aleph Edition book series, until its demise in 2018. The edition includes new Slovene literary works (several poem collections got a prestigious Jenko Award) as well as translations of contemporary world literature. Over 100 titles have been published in the series since 1985, some bilingual. Aleph publications have been recognized also internationally and got financial support of the EU Cultural Programmes.
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.
From 2003 until 2012 the centre 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.
- Writers residence in Kočevje
- Centre for Slovene Literature Website
- Trubar Foundation
- Slovene Writers’ Association
- Slovene PEN Centre
- Living Literature Festival
- Centre for Slovenian Literature website (in English and Slovenian)
- 10 Books from Slovenia 2013 (PDF)
- 10 Books from Slovenia 2012 (PDF)
- 10 Books from Slovenia 2011 (PDF)