PROGRAMME, BLED 2020 - september 22. - 25.

BLED 2020




TUESDAY, 22st of September

Bled Hotel Park


11.00 - 18.00                      Board meeting of PEN International Writers for peace Committee

13.00 - 15.00                      Lunch

19.00 - 21.00                      Diner


WEDNESDAY, 23nd of September

Bled Hotel Park


Arrival of participants


 9.30 - 17.30                       Meeting of the PEN International Writers for Peace Committee

13.00 - 14.30                      Lunch

15.00 - 17.30                      Parallel regional meetings:

                                                               Women Writers Committee with guests

                                                               Mediterranean and Alps-Adria networks

18.00 - 19.30                      Opening of the 52nd International Writers' Meeting                                    

                                               Words of welcome by the Mayor of Bled Mr. Janez Fajfar

                                               Guest poets: Sameer Sayegh, Meta Kušar and Manca Košir

                                               Presentation of the books:

                                                                              Peter Townsend - Postman from Nagasaki;

                                                                              Richard Berengarten - Lakeside

                                                                              Boris Pasternak - Unusual days

                                               Moderator Robert Simonišek

19.30                                     Dinner


THURSDAY, 24th of September

Bled Hotel Park


 9.00 – 12.30                      Round table of the Slovene PEN Centre:

                                               Violence in Literature - metaphor or reality

                                               Moderator Ifigenija Simonović

13.00 - 15.00                      Lunch

15.30 – 18.00                     Round table of the Writers for Peace Committee, PEN International:

                                               All of us are Migrants: Literature in Exile

                                               Opening words Marko Rakovec, Head of the Human Rights Department

                                               of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

                                               Moderators Franc Mikša and Edvard Kovač

18.30 - 22.00                      Literary festival 'Faces of Peace': Readings by participants

                                               History Club, Bled

                                               Moderators Srečo Vernig in Ifigenija Simonović



FRIDAY, 25th of Septembre

Bled Hotel Park


 9.00 - 12.30                       Meeting of the Writers for peace Committee

                                               Parallel: Round table on current subjects; resume of the 52nd Meeting,

                                               plans for the future

                                               Moderator Ifigenija Simonović

13.00 - 15.00                      Lunch

15.00 - 17.00                      A walk around the lake

19.00 - 22.00                      Diner

                                               Opening words by Igancia Fridl Jarc, first secretary at the Ministry of culture

                                               of the Republic of Slovenia

                                               Readings by participants

                                               Homage to Boris Pasternak and Albert Camus

                                               Music: Manca and Benjamin Izmajlov

                                               Moderator Marjan Strojan




SATURDAY, 26th of Septembre


                Departure of participants



                Offical languages: French, English, Slovene


52nd Writers’ Meeting at Bled is under the honorary patronage of His Excellency Mr Borut Pahor, President of the Republic of Slovenia

We shall comply with official directives regarding covid19