Literature

Slovenia: Land of Great Mountaineers and Alpine Literature

12. 12. - 12. 12. 2022

Berlin, Germany

This year, in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of the Environment, the Slovenian cultural information center SKICA BERLIN has prepared the literary event entitled “Reading Mountains”, as a sign of the forthcoming Slovenian Presidency of the Alpine Convention called “Slovenia: the country of Great Mountaineers and Alpine Literature and a partner of the Alpine Convention”.

We will read excerpts from the books “Transversale” by the world traveller, writer and translator Jakob J. Kenda and “Der Weg” by the legendary alpinist Nejc Zaplotnik who died in the Himalayas. There will also be a conversation between Jakob J. Kenda, alpinist Andrej Štremfelj, translator Dr. Lars Felgner and Alenka Smerkolj, the Secretary General of the Alpine Convention. The conversation will be conducted in English.

The evening will be musically accompanied by the respected Slovenian zither player Tajda Krajnc.

There will also be speeches by the State Secretary of the BMUV, Dr. Bettina Hoffmann and the Ambassador of the Republic of Slovenia in Berlin, Dr. Ana Polak Petric.

Source: Slovenian cultural information center SKICA BERLIN