|Ulica heroja Tomšiča 9 A, SI-2000 Maribor|
|Phone||386 (0) 31 258 116|
|Organised by||KUD Pranger Cultural Association|
|Festival dates||30.6.2015 - 5.7.2015|
28.6.2016 - 3.7.2016
27.6.2017 - 2.7.2017
26.6.2018 - 1.7.2018
11.11.2018 - 15.11.2018
11.6.2019 - 16.6.2019
30.9.2019 - 9.12.2019
|Urška P. Černe, Head|
|Nina Medved, Producer and PR|
Over the past few years, Pranger is cooperating with another poetry festival, the Ljubljana based Young Rhymes Festival that takes place at Klub Menza pri koritu. The latter hosts a part of the Pranger programme, which has also one another Ljubljana outpost, the Trubar Literature House.
Nine Slovene poets, three critics and three translators of Slovene poetry are invited to participate at the festival. Nine collections of poetry published in the previous year are chosen by three guest critics, examined and discussed. These critical analyses of select poetry collections are then published in the newspaper Večer. Every year a different country and its language, into which Slovene poetry is translated, is put to the forefront (Portuguese in 2016, Spanish in 2015 and the Romansh (Switzerland) in 2014). In cooperation with the Slovene Writers’ Association distinguished guests from the selected country are invited to take part in the events of the festival. The confrontation of authors, translators and critics allows for new and varied perspectives on poetry and forms the very heart of the event.
In addition to panel discussions and meetings, the festival is further enhanced by round tables on topical issues and translations, translation workshops and ELA, a creative afternoon for children and young people, named after, a renowned Slovene writer of children literature. Young and budding artists are invited to participate in literary and art competitions and in creative workshops. The ELA programme is accompanied by theatrical performances.