LirikOnFest XXI – poetry retreat

September 9th – September 11th 2015, Velenje

International Lirikonfest Velenje (MLFV) is a traditional year-round festival of 21st century lyrical arts – its main program being an international literary meeting in Velenje, – which has been organized by Institution Velenje Literary Foundation and Velenika association in cooperation with foreign and Slovenian partners since 2002.

International Lirikonfest Velenje has been embedded in presentation and popularization of 21st century fine literature, its authors, translators, international intermediaries of Slovenian literature and language to other nations, organizers, editors and other experts in Slovenian, European and World literature for two and a half decades; it establishes and broadens international literary collaboration, especially with original and translated 21st century poetry and with contemplation about the cognitive, cohesive and critical role of literature in European society and beyond.

Lirikonfest’s literary roundtables are designed in terms of essays and debates regarding contemporary European literary themes.

Lirikonfest’s events are open to public and they include a reading culture development program with literary subscriptions I’m opening the book (for adults and older youth) and Chocolate with a book (for children and younger youth).

Municipality Velenje and Slovenian Book Agency have been the main sponsors of International Lirikonfest Velenje for several years.

The International literary-translation residency in Velenje has hosted the following between 2007 and 2014: Marko Kravos (SI), Andrej Medved (SI), Milan Vincetič (SI), Tone Peršak (SI), Milan Dekleva (SI), Meta Kušar (SI), Mateja Bizjak Petit (SI/FR), Draga Rinkema (SI/NL), Lenka Daňhelová (CZ), Peter Kuhar (SI/CZ), Matjaž Kmecl (SI), Admiral Mahić (BA), Kristina Potočňáková (SK), Marlena Gruda (PL), Tanja Petrič (SI), Laima Masytė (LT), Feliciano Sánhez Chan (MX), Petr Mainuš (CZ), Žarko Milenić (BA), Milo Jukić (BA)

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