The Slovenian Book Agency JAK invites translators of Slovenian literature to apply for a spot at the 5th international translators’ workshop taking place from August 18-23, 2015, in Novo mesto. 16 selected translators will translate works of four Slovenian writers (Lojze Kovačić, Tadej Golob, Sebastijan Pregelj, Andrej Skubic) and will be able to take part in the lectures on different topics, such as contemporary Slovenian literature, publishing and literature support. Deadline for applications is June 8, 2015.
The Serbian poet Dejan Matić was the April guest of the TRADUKI supported writers in residence program “Absolute modern” organized by the publishing house Goten in Skopje. He used his stay to deepen his contacts with the literary, intellectual and cultural life in Macedonia, but also to work on his newest book.
On April 28 2015 in Tirana, the representative of the Romanian Ministry of Culture, Secretary of State Bogdan Stanoevici signed a memorandum with which Romania became a full member of the network. The signing ceremony upon invitation of the Albanian Ministry of Culture and its Minister Mirela Kumbaro Furxhi took place in the Albanian National Gallery. All partner institutions of the network were present at the ceremony and all are pleased that TRADUKI will be as of now actively supported by 14 partners.
The literary evening with writer and translator Seida Beganović, the writer in residence during the month of April, took place on April 23 in the Museum of Arts and Literature in Sarajevo. The hosts of the evening were Prof. Dr. Edin Pobrić, who talked with the guest about her work, and Šejla Šehabović, herself a writer and the head of the Museum, who read Beganović’s poems. The evening was organized by TRADUKI and the PEN Centre of Bosnia and Herzegovina.