50th International Writers' Meeting Bled 2018

BLED 2018




Tuesday, 17th of April  BLED BEFORE BLED




11.00               Press conference for Jennifer Clement,

                        Prayers for the Stolen in Slovene translation

                        in the presence of the author and the publisher


BLED Hotel Park


14.00 – 16.00 Round table – Forum of Slavonic Cultures


16.00 – 19.00 Meeting of PEN International Women Writers Committee


20.00               Evening of literature by writers from Slavonic states

                        in the presence of Jennifer Clement



WEDNESDAY, 18th of April



BLED Hotel Park

                        Arrival of participants to Bled


 9.30 – 12.30   Meeting of the representatives of three regional networks

                        Balkan, Mediterranean and Alps-Adria

12.30               Opening of the exhibition Wall, Fence, Border (Japan/Slovenia)

13.00               Lunch

15.00 - 18.00  General Assembly of Writers for Peace Committee


Festival Hall

19.00 – 22.00: Celebration of the 50th International Writers’ meeting at Bled,

                        concert, reception



THURSDAY, 19th of April



Hotel Park


 9.30 – 12.30   Round table of Slovene PEN: Literature as a right to dream

12.30                Prize-giving for the Faces for Peace essays-writing competition

13.00               Lunch

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

                         Wall, Fence, Border

18.00 - 20.00   Literary festival 'Faces of Peace'

                        Participants visit libraries, cultural houses, museums in the vicinity of Bled

20.00               Diner



FRIDAY, 20th of April



                        Free morning

13.00               Lunch



15.00               Departure to Ljubljana

16.00               Visiting the National Gallery in Ljubljana

18.00               Literary evening, concert and a reception at the National Gallery

21.00               Return to Bled



SATURDAY, 21st of April

                        Departure of the participants




9.00                 Excursion, Piran -

                        a coastal town where International Writers' Meetings began in 1968

                        Return to Bled by 19.00



Sunday, 22nd of April


                        Departure of the participants


Official languages: Slovene, French, English