51st International Writers' Meeting

We are happy to invite you to the 51st International Writers' Meeting at Bled. 


50th International Writers Meeting at Bled

52nd Meeting at Bled - september 2020

Dear members of PEN centres all over the world,

this is a note in English and French

 I would like to let you know that due to the circumstances we postponed the International Meeting at Bled. Here is the new date for the meeting:

22nd to 25th of September, 2020

We are extending the deadline for registration until the 1st of September.  By the same date please send us your contributions for the collection of essays. We are not changing the titles for the round tables, but we are offering pages for your contemplative and creative responses to the virus: it took our strength - but not our determination to overcome it. We shall also prepare translations for the festival Faces for Peace. Please send us some poems, short stories etc. Literary events will be more appreciated then ever before.

Send us up to a page or two, please:

1. We are all Migrants: Literature in Exile

2. Violence in Literature - Metaphor or Reality

3. Corona virus -  my heartfelt response

This is an additionl theme: your contemplative and creative response to the virus

In case you can't come next September and you have payed for the meeting already, please, send us your address, bank details... so that we can send you the money back.


Chers membres du PEN clubs du Monde

La nouvelle date pour le 52ème Rencontres internationales de Bled est:


22 - 25 Septembre, 2020


Registrez-vous jusqu'a le 1er Septembre et envoyez nous votre contributions pour la collection d'essayes: une ou pas plus que deux pages, s'il vous plaît. 
Les thèmes pour nos tables rondes sont:

 1. Nous sommes tous les exilés: littérature et migration

2. Violence dans la littérature : la métaphore ou la réalité

 3. Corona virus - ma sincère réponse

C'est le thème additionnel: votre contemplative ou créative réponses à virus


Au cas où vous ne pourriez pas venir septembre prochain et vous avez déjà payé pour la réunion veuillez nous envoyer votre adresse, vos coordonnées bancaires afin que nous puissions vous renvoyer l'argent.

Best wishes,

Meilleurs vœux

Ifigenija Simonović






TUESDAY, 22st of September

Bled Hotel Park

14.00 - 18.00      Meeting of PEN International Writers for peace Committee (first session)

WEDNESDAY, 23nd of Septembre

Bled Hotel Park

                Arrival of participants

9.30 - 18.00                        Meeting of the PEN International Writers for Peace Committee


16.00 - 18.00                      Separate meetings:

                                               Slovene PEN Regional Women Writers Committee with guests

                                               Balkan, Mediterranean and Alps-Adria networks

19.30 – 21.00                     Reception


THURSDAY, 24rd of Septembre

Bled Hotel Park

9.30 – 12.30                       Round table of the Slovene PEN Centre:

                                               Violence in Literature - methaphor or reality

15.00 – 18.00                     Round table of the Writers for Peace Committee, PEN International:

                                               All of us are Migrants: L iterature in Exile

18.00 - 21.00                      Literary festival 'Faces of Peace' - visiting libraries, cultural houses,

                                               museums in the vicinity of Bled


FRIDAY, 25th of Septembre

Bled Hotel Park

9.00 - 12. 00                       Meeting of the Writers for peace Committee

                                                      Meeting WWC


SATURDAY, 26th of Septembre

Departure of participants


Offical languages: French, English, Slovene

49th international Writers' meeting at Bled



Wednesday, May 10th 2017

Arrival of participants to Bled

14.00 – 17.00 Is Hate Speech Declaration of War? (suppl. no. 1)

Meeting of PEN International Women Writers Committee/ Round table, PEN

International Women Writers Committee (Hotel Park)

18.00 Literary evening (Hotel Park, Bled)

20.00 Reception by Mr. Anton Peršak, Minister of Culture (Castle Brdo)


Thursday, May 11th 2017


9.00 – 13.00 Opening of 49. International Conference in Bled (Hotel Park)

Round table of Slovenian PEN: The Landscape of Chaos (suppl. no. 2)

11.00-11.20 Coffee break

13.00-14.30 Lunch break

14.30 – 17.30 War and Peace (suppl. no. 3), Round table of Writers for PeaceCommittee (Hotel Park)

16.00-16.20 Coffee break

18.00-20.00 Literary festival Faces of Peace

20.30 Dinner (Hotel Park)


Friday, May 12th 2017

08.30-12.00 School University visits of PEN participants (various venues)

9.00-12.00 General Assembly of Writers for Peace Committee (Hotel Park)

12.30-13.15 awarding high shool students for their best literary works (Hotel Park)

13.30-14.30 Lunch (Hotel Park)

15.30 Departure for Ljubljana

16.30-17.30 Visit to the Centre of the City

18.00 Literary Evening in Ljubljana Castle

19.00 Reception in Ljubljana Castle by Mr. Zoran Jankovič, Mayor of Ljubljana


Saturday, May 13th 2017

9.00 – 18.00 Excursion to the Coast, the Church of Hrastovlje and the City of Koper


Sunday, May 14th 2017

Departure of the participants.