Invitation, program: 30th Anniversary of Slovak PEN Centre




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 – VicePresident 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.