Slovene Writers' Association Residency Programme
|Rezidenčni program Društva slovenskih pisateljev|
|Praprotnikova 5, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Managed by||Slovene Writers’ Association|
|Agata Šimenc, Residency Programme Coordinator|
|Tomšičeva 12, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
The Dane Zajc Writers' Studio
The apartment on Praprotnikova ulica (a 10-minute walk from the city centre) measures around 50 square metres, and comprises 2 bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom and an enclosed glass balcony. The studio got its name from and holds some traces of the former tenant, the poet, who lived and worked here for some years at the end of his life.
(1929–2015) is considered to be one of Slovenia's most significant poets of the 20th century and one of Slovenia's central playwright figures. He made his debut in 1958 with a collection of neo-expressionist poetry Požgana trava (Burnt Grass). He published 9 more volumes of poetry, and also made his name as a writer of lyrical drama.
The open call for the applications is usually published in early autumn. Applications must be submitted in Slovenian, English or Bosnian-Croatian-Montenegrin-Serbian language. The applicants should submit a CV and a short project proposal mentioning the preferred month of the residence.