Vilenica Worldwide Literary Festival
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Vilenica Worldwide Literary Festival (Slovene: Mednarodni literarni festival Vilenica) is really a festival focused on literature which was founded in 1986 in Slovenia. It occurs yearly in a number of locations around the Karst Plateau within the Slovene Littoral, including inside Vilenica Cave. It’s arranged through the Slovene Writers’ Association along with the Cultural Center Vilenica from Sezana. The highlight from the festival may be the awarding from the Vilenica Worldwide Literary Prize to some Central European author for “outstanding achievements in the area of literature and essay writing.”
The festival was arranged the very first time in 1986 and it was co-founded by Veno Taufer, who’s still part of the prize awarding jury. Initially it had been simply known as “Vilenica Festival” consider 2005 it’s formally known as “Vilenica Worldwide Literary Festival”. In the start, it had been the blunt reason for the organisers to advertise “cultural pluralism, tolerance and non-aggression”, and in those days to supply an chance for that literary community from each side from the Iron Curtain to satisfy and exchange ideas.
Based on the statutes from the festival, it aims to become a “gathering of poets, authors, dramatists and essayists in addition to editors, publishers and cultural managers and linguists from Central Countries in europe.” Central Europe is loosely based on the festival organisers as varying “in the Baltic towards the Adriatic, from Bern to Belgrade”. The statutes notes that participants from countries outdoors Central Europe are also thanks for visiting the festival. The state languages from the festival are Slovene, German and British. The festival incorporates a variety of occasions for example book readings in a number of different locations across Slovenia, discussions, workshops, a magazine fair and so forth. The highlight from the festival may be the ceremony where the Vilenica Worldwide Literary Prize is awarded to some champion, announced in advance, for “outstanding achievements in the area of literature and essay writing”. The prize includes a financial gift of 10,000 euros (in 2016) and additionally, a magazine through the author is converted into Slovene and printed in the united states. The champion is selected with a jury composed of experts in the area of literature. Financial support for that award is offered through the Government of Slovenia and also the Town of Sezana, in addition to by private sponsors. In addition to the primary prize, two other awards will also be passed out underneath the auspices from the festival. The Very Vilenica award is much like the primary prize awarded for an author from Central Europe, but with a jury composed from the festival visitors and never the organisers. The champion is awarded a small artwork as well as an invitation to sign up in the Cuirt Worldwide Festival of Literature in Galway, Ireland. The Youthful Vilenica award is offered through the Cultural Center Vilenica to 3 youthful authors from various age groups. The winners are awarded very pens and obtain the work they do printed within the “Youthful Vilenica Almanac”. The winners will also get the chance to sign up in the Worldwide Poetry Festival in Limerick, also on Ireland.
The festival happens in a number of locations, including inside Vilenica Cave close to the villages of Lokev and Lipica around the Karst Plateau within the Slovene Littoral. The primary event from the festival, the ceremony of awarding the Vilenica Worldwide Literary Prize, happens within the cave. The award ceremony for that Very Vilenica prize is inside Stanjel Castle. The festival typically takes devote early September.
Recipients from the Vilenica Worldwide Literary Prize, probably the most esteemed prize given in the festival.