13.00 – 15.00 Music Hall. Round table.
Voices from another Corner – PEN and Writers of Central and South Eastern Europe
We want to discuss actual problems in promoting literature in our region.
Participating guests from PEN centres abroad:
Regula Venske – President of German PEN Centre
Benedikt Dyrlich – member of German PEN (Coordinator of the “Nachbarn” program)
Helmuth A. Niederle – President of Austrian PEN
Ifigenija Simonović – President of Slovenian PEN
Andrei Kurkov – President of Ukrainian PEN
Jiří Dědeček – President of Czech PEN
Participating representatives of the Slovak PEN Centre:
Milan Richter – President of Slovak PEN centre
Anton Hykisch – Vice–President of Slovak PEN centre
Ladislav Volko – former President of Slovak PEN
17.30 – 20.00 Ceremonial Hall (I. floor)
17:30 Greetings, speeches.
18.30. Literary soirée. Writers are reading from their work.