Report on Vilenica
Miller, Sandra, Chicago Review
Last September, 150 writers, translators, critics, editors, and of course, publishers, descended on Lipica, Slovenia (home of the Lippizaner horses and the anatomically correct horse sculptures) for the the 15th annual Vilenica International Writers' Gathering. The festival was originally intended as a gathering for dissident Central European writers during the repressive 1980s, but turned even more international several years ago. In 2000, the festival included distinguished guests from as far as Israel, India, and Norway in addition to young and veteran attendees from Central and Eastern Europe. The official programme consisted of two round-table discussions, readings by invited authors, presentation of prizes, and a book fair. Events were graciously hosted once again by the Slovene Writers' Association, and organized by Iztok Osojnik; the official languages were Slovene, English, French, and German.
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Publication information: Article title: Report on Vilenica. Contributors: Miller, Sandra - Author. Journal title: Chicago Review. Volume: 47. Issue: 2 Publication date: Summer 2001. Page number: 100. © 1999 University of Chicago. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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