Mira Literary Award 2016

The MIRA Literary Award is presented yearly to women literary artists and scholars for their extraordinary achievements and personal beliefs, which empower gender equality and peaceful coexistence with other races, religions and sexual orientation. The media response is always very good, which partly led also to a very good coverage of Bled this year. So far, the awardees were: 2013 – Jolka Milič, a literary critic and translator into Italian of Slovene poetry for 50 years, many times she even financed the Italian editions; translated all major Slovene poets incl. …

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MIRA Statement

Mira The women board of the Slovene PEN Centre MIRA Statement Programme guidelines for the activities of MIRA MIRA, the women board of the Slovene PEN Centre attends to: 1 A more marked presence of women – women writers, intellectuals and publicists in the Slovene public space, an enhancement of their reputation and representation in various public institutions, at public meetings and decision-making sites, as well as to a thorough asserting of their right to freedom of expression and personal integrity; 2 Active promotion of a proportional share of women …

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47th International PEN conference – from 6 to 9 May 2015

Ljubljana, 19 January 2015 Dear Colleagues, We have the honour and the pleasure of inviting two delegates of your centre to our 47th International PEN conference, organised jointly by the Slovene PEN centre and the Writers for Peace Committee of International PEN at Bled in Slovenia. The conference will take place from 6 to 9 May 2015 in the PARK hotel in Bled. It will include two round tables, one organised by the Slovene PEN and the other by the WfPC. The themes of the round tables will be A …

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