Literature

The Slovene Literary Festival for Young Authors Urška

6. 10. - 20. 10. 2022

Slovenj Gradec

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City Municipality of Slovenj Gradec 2380, Slovenj Gradec

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At the beginning of May, national selector Gregor Podlogar, poet, translator and editor, received the selected texts of 20 nominated authors in ciphers for reading. He chose five finalists or the text under the codes that we announced at the 50th meeting of poets and novice writers on Friday, June 17, 2022, in Sveta Trojica in Slovenska Gorica.

The finalists of the Festival of Young Literature Urška 2022 are:
Vid Karlovšek, Koper
Katja Kožuh, Škofja Loka
Ema Odra Raščan, Ljubljana
Mojca Petaros, Trieste
Ines Tobias, Maribor

Event before the Festival

Slovenj Gradec – Thursday, October 6, 2022
10:00 a.m., Slovenj Gradec main square
IN A SHARP CORNER,
repeat of the exhibition and overview of the festival events – Urška 2002-2021 (title after Tanja Petelinek’s debut novel).

12.00, Ksaver Mešek Library, Ronkova 4
URŠKA BEFORE URŠKA, a conversation with the Swiss writer, the author of the translated novella The Lady with the Maghreb Dog, Dana Grigorcea.

Moderator: Mateja Softić
Participating: 3rd and 4th year students of Slovenj Gradec High School under the mentorship of prof. Janko Uršnik and prof. Jelka Samec

Finale

Slovenj Gradec – Friday, October 14, 2022
10 a.m., Ksaver Mešek Library
A gathering of finalists and guests

11:00 a.m., various venues
Literary matinees with students of the School Center and professors:
– Hugo Wolf’s birthplace: prof. Natalija Černjak and the students of the 3rd year of the medical school – Mojca Petaros
– Ksaver Mešek Library: prof. Katja Kotnik and the students of the 4th year of Gymnasium – Katja Kožuh
– Čajnica Pec: prof. Irena Matko and students of the 3rd year of Gymnasium – Vid Karlovšek
– City cafe Ars Cafe: prof. Darja Skutnik and the students of the 3rd year of the medical school – Ema Oder Raščan
– PUM Slovenj Gradec: prof. Alenka Rainer and the students of the 3rd high school – Ines Tobias

3:30 p.m., Pec teahouse
Literary chatter and presentation of the debut novel, a collection of short stories entitled Nedaleč by Alex Kama Devetak, the winner of the Urška Festival of 2021.
The conversation will be led by writer and translator Nataša Kramberger.

18.00, Amphitheater of the Slovenj Gradec School Center (new building)
ONLY THE VOICE REMAINS
The central event with the announcement of the 2022 Urška Festival Winner

Program of the event
Pepperoni 2022: the winner of Mentor’s pepperoni 2022 is Dominik Lenarčič with the song Ne bi poetu pust. Music and arrangement by Dunja Vrhovnik.
Urška interpreters: Nikes Stres Ovnič, Gaja Frece, Julija Košak, Vid Slemenik
Words dance
Katja Kožuh: Ocean
Dancers: Enja Al Hiasat, Zarja Krenker, Neža Ferlinc, Ajša Pavlič, Luna Čiunik, Tamara Mezga Hovnik, Naja Čerče, Brina Rogina
Choreography: Mateja Rožič, Lucija Boruta

Video Art:
Mojca Petaros: Franc
Starring: Nika Smrekar, Vid Slemenik, Alex Tomasini
Technical implementation: Tomo Novosel

Music:
Vid Karlovšek: Swarm of Hornets, Flood
Music, arrangement and performance: Nage babe

Katja Kožuh: Habitat
Ema Odra Raščan: Ruined Temples
Music, arrangement and performance: Hedera Vento

Ines Tobias: Mother
Music, arrangement and performance: Aljaž Gaberšek Jelenko

Coordinators of the event: Leoni Jošt, Alex Tomasini, Lea Glažar
Scenography: students of The Slovenj Gradec Gymnasium
Technical support: AGB Viamedia
Conceptual design, preparation of interpreters and direction: Tomo Novosel
Assistant director: Gaja Frece

Title of events after the song Obstoj Vida Karlovška.

Saturday, October 15, 2022
10:00 a.m., Ksaver Meško Library
ON POETIC MECHANICS AND SOME OTHER LITERARY DRIVES.
Literary workshop for Urška 2022 finalists
The literary workshop will be led by the national selector – poet, translator, editor Gregor Podlogar.

Urška after Urška 2022

AFTER THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM
Ljubljana, Tomaž Šalamun Poetry Center
Thursday, October 20, 2022
18:00, literary and musical evening with the finalist of Urška 2022
Moderator: Teja Pirnat

Music: Dunja Vrhovnik

19:00, presentation of Alex Kama Devetak’s debut Nedaleč
Moderator: Tamara Zablocki.