Centre for Slovenian Literature
Costa Rica San Jose and other cities
A tour by poets Brane Mozetič, Kaja Tržan, and Tone Škrjanec, translator Mateja Rozman and lecturer Alojzija Zupan Sosič, featuring readings, a workshop, and lectures, supported by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and Slovenian Book Agency,
Germany Berlin Literarisches Colloquium Berlin
Translation workshop with Jana Putrle Srdić, Vesna Liponik, and Uroš Prah, organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and Literary Colloquium Berlin, supported by the Slovenian Book Agency and Slovenian Cultural Centre in Berlin,
A screening of Amir Muratović'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 Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language). A literary evening with Blaž Božič, Veronika Dintinjana and Gašper Malej, supported by the Slovenian Book Agency and Centre for Slovenian Literature
at the World Festival of Ivan Cankar
Egypt Cairo Al-Balad Culture Center,Al-Haram Building,Doum Foundation,Faculty of Languages,Rawabet Theatre
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 the Cairo Literature Festival
Spain Granada La Qarmita
Events featuring writers Suzana Tratnik, Alja Adam and Veronika Dintinjana, organised in cooperation with the Slovenian Book Agency and Centre for Slovenian Literature,
Cuba Havana Centro Cultural Cuba Poesía,UNEAC
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,
Presentations of poetry by Alja Adam, Barbara Korun, Gašper Malej and Brane Mozetič, Centre for Slovenian Literature
Sweden Stockholm Sveriges författarförbund
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,
Brazil Brasília,Rio de Janeiro,Salvador
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,
Portugal Lisbon FNAC
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,
Ukraine Kyiv Ié bookshop,Nizhyn University,Taras Shevchenko National University
A literary tour of Ukraine with Stanka Hrastelj, Suzana Tratnik, Andrej Skubic, and Brane Mozetič, organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature
Argentina Buenos Aires El Archibrazo
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,
China Beijing Beijing Normal University Library
Slovene poets Gašper Malej, Barbara Korun, and Tone Škrjanec presentations, co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature and supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Beijing,
at the Beijing International Poetry Festival
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
The Centre for Slovenian Literature presentation
at the London Book Fair
Slovene writer Andrej Blatnik presentation, co-organised by the Centre for Slovenian Literature,
at the Bookworm Literary Festival
Netherlands Amsterdam Amsterdam,Stichting Perdu
The readings of Slovene poets (Alja Adam, Gašper Malej, Meta Kušar, Gregor Podlogar, Aleš Mustar, Draga Rinkema) organised by Centre for Slovenian Literature
From 1985 to 2018, the Centre for Slovenian Literature published the Aleph Edition book series. The series included new Slovenian literary works (several poem collections got the prestigious Jenko Award) as well as translations of contemporary world literature. Over 100 titles were published in the series, some bilingual. Aleph publications have also been recognised also internationally and received 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 Slovenian 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 Slovenian 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, Czechia, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. In 2005, the Centre for Slovenian 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 past years, the Centre for Slovenian Literature 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, organised in cooperation with the Literature Across Frontiers and the Living Literature Festival, featured 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 translations of Slovenian authors in their native languages.
The centre also offers occasional grants for translations commissioned by the Ministry of Culture.
From 2003 until 2012, the centre offered a 3-week residency in September and a grant for international writers, poets, dramatists and translators with an interest in Slovenian literature and culture to stay in Kočevje, Slovenia, developing their projects and, if appropriate, meeting with Slovenian writers and/or translators. In 2010, poet, screenwriter and literary translator András Gerevich (1976 Budapest) was selected.
- 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 2020 (PDF)
- 10 Books from Slovenia 2019 (PDF)
- Literature publishers
- Support services
- Literature event organisers
- Event organisers
- EU funding of Slovene organisations (Culture and MEDIA Programmes)
- EU Culture funding recipient
- Literature festival and event organisers
- Literature courses, workshops and residencies
- Literature funding, professional and support services
- Literature course and workshop organisers
- Funding, professional and support services