The Golden Boat – European Bridge 2011

New Slovenian books and tour of Slovenian poets in Great Britain and Ireland
from 5th to 17th October 2011
Lancaster, London, Oxford, Brighton (Great Britain), and Limerick (Ireland)
Taja Kramberger, Tatjana Jamnik, Jani Kovačič, Tina Kozin, Tone Škrjanec, Špela Drnovšek Zorkom and Iztok Osojnik

New Slovenian Books and Tour from Pighog   

Slovenia has for centuries occupied one of the most critical and telling fault lines in European culture. So with roots in Celtic culture, it's no surprise that the country is home to a rich poetic tradition – albeit one under-appreciated by Anglo-phone audiences.
Pighog has been working with poets in Slovenia since 2006 and we're delighted to announce the publication of two new volumes of contemporary  Slovenian poetry in English: 'Elsewhere' – new and selected poems by celebrated contemporary Slovenian poet Iztok Osojnik (translated by Pighog poet Maria Jastrzebska with Ana Jelnikar), and 'Here' – an anthology of exciting new poets. This autumn, with the support of the Slovenian Embassy, the poets are flying in to take their work on a whistlestop tour of South East  England and Ireland. The poets are: Iztok Osojnik, Jani Kovacic, Tatjana Jamnik, Tina Kozin, Tone Skrjanec, Taja Kramberger.
Friday, 7 October at 6pm in the Gregson Centre Meeting Room, Lancaster.
Saturday 8 October: 2-5.30pm Swedenborg Society London including a discussion session on contemporary Slovenian poetry and a wine reception   Swedenborg House, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH
2pm Reception
2.30 Discussion on Slovenian poetry in English
3.15 Break
3.45 Launch of Iztok Osojnik's book
4.15 Break
4.30 Launch of Slovenian poetry anthology
(a special guest a flautist Lana Kuscer,)
5.15 Finis
The event will be sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in the UK
Sunday 9 October: Oxford The Vaults & Garden  Doors 7.00 for 7.30pm University Church, High Street, Oxford, OX1 4AH
Monday 10 October: Brighton Redroaster Doors 7.30 for 8pm   1d St James's Street, Brighton BN2 1RE
Wednesday 12 October: Slovenian evening, the opening event of the festival, sponsored by the Limeric municipal government and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Ireland, Limerick, Ireland as part of Cuisle Limerick City International Poetry Festival.

Literary association IA

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