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Where I'm calling from, Podgorica

International Literary Festival Where I'm calling from, Podgorica (www.odaklezovem.uni.me) develops the concept of an international multi-media festival representing the best contemporary writers from the world and region as well as the contemporary literary creation through film and theatrical poetics and audio forms. The goal of the festival is to support the development of critical awareness related to the literary and artistic work, to represent the authors and their creation in direct contact with audience, to popularise literature and promote Montenegrin literary production in the world and region.

The Festival Where I’m calling from, Podgorica is organised by the bookstore Karver (www.karver.org) (LLC Sibila) in Podgorica.

The bookstore Karver was founded in April 2005 and established in the former Turkish bath »Banja«, a public space and a cultural-historical object, which significantly determines Podgorica as a place of diverse cultural heritage. »Banja« was built at the beginning of 20th century on the banks of the river Ribnica in the heart of the city.

Karver has over 5000 book titles including regional authors published in South Slavic, English and Albanian, and around 50 periodicals in major European languages. Since its establishment, Karver has implemented over 400 artistic and educational programs. One of the most important programs is International Literary Festival Where I’m calling from, Podgorica.

 

The importance and number of authors, writers, artists, publishers from Montenegro and countries in the region, Europe and America, which were represented in four editions of festival, was very impressive. The Festival has, in four years of its implementation, represented over 120 writers, film authors, theorists of art and literature, musicians, artists from the world, Europe and Montenegro. It became one of the most relevant literary and artistic festivals in the region. We will mention some of the artists, authors which were the guests of the Festival: Tess Gallagher, Tomaž Šalamun, Marko Pogačar, Vladimir Kopicl, Mirjana Stefanović, Goran Ferčec, Sreten Ugričić, Damir Avdić, Gerd Koenen, Wolfgang Klotz, Claudio Magris, Miljenko Jergović, Kenneth White, Ivana Simić Bodrožić, Vladimir Arsenijević, Vladimir Pištalo, Daniel Levers, Veronique Nahoum Grappe, Borivoj Radaković, Bosiljka Pušić, Zuvdija Hodžić, Ante Tomić, Miloš Radivojević, Faruk Šehić, Božo Koprivica, Nenad Popović, Teofil Pančić, Boško Zatezalo, Olja Savičević Ivančević, Tatjana Gromača, Sreten Asanović, Ognjen Spahić, Andrej Nikolaidis, Enver Kazaz, Balša Brković, Vladimir Vojnović, Melina Kamerić, Srećko Horvat, Igor Štiks, Andro Martinović, Milena Dravić, Svetozar Cvetković, Jurica Pavličić and many others.

The festivals could be proud of the valuable publishing activities including two books of translations in English and French comprising translated short stories of the best Montenegrin contemporary writers, two books of short stories that were selected within regional open competition Out of corridor, Vranac- the best short story and one book comprising short stories of the best contemporary writers from the region.

 

The special segment of the Festival is film program representing film productions from the region and world as well as the poetics of authors whose films  are realized based on literary works: Robert Altman , Short Cuts, Mirko Kovač, Occupation in 26 images,  Miloš Radivojević, White, white world and many others.

The festival is characteristic by its multi-media approach in presenting of literal works, acclaimed renown of the guests, and special way of presenting literal work (audio stories), which is noticed and pointed out by the guests of the Festival and audience, great organisation of the Festival, attendance of the great number of publishers from the region, authors, partners, culture institution, sponsors, and media sponsors (Municipality of Podgorica, Ministry of culture of Montenegro, City Zagreb – Ministry of culture and sport, French Cultural Centre - Podgorica, Montenegrin National Theatre – Podgorica, Tourist Organisation – Podgorica, KIC – Podgorica, JC Plantaze – July 13th, publishers: Dani, Buybook (Bosnia and Herzegovina), VBZ, Algoritam, Zagreb, VBZ Belgrade, Durieux, VBZ, Ljevak, Algoritam, Fraktura (Croatia), XX vek, Fabrika knjiga, VBZ Beograd, Clio, Geopoetika (Srbija), Dani, Bybook (BiH), Onufri (Albanija), magazines: Dani (Bosnia and Herzegovina),   Vreme, Peščanik (Serbia), Zarez (Croatia),  media IN TV, Atlas TV, Montenegro, radio Antena M, Montenegro, cooperation between institutions: Municipality of Podgorica, publishers from the region, a great atmosphere between Festival guests and audience.

 

International Literary Festival Where I'm calling from Podgorica usually takes place at the end of June and at the beginning of July and the programs are mainly organised in the open space in the front of the bookstore Karver, Montenegrin National Theatre and city other locations. It lasts from 3 to 5 days.

 

Program’s segments are named after Raymond Carver’s stories. They are designed in different ways in order to present the authors, literary works and contemporary social theory and scientific dialogue and thought in Montenegro, the region and the world. Programs are advertised in the media campaign and presented through press and electronic media. They are made for literature fans, professional public, students and the general public.  

 

Knjižara KARVER

Karver je otvoreni prostor – knjižara – galerija – kafe - internet klub u samom centru Podgorice u blizini hotela Crna Gora i Galerije uduženja likovnih umjetnika, na obali rijeke Ribnice, ispod mosta koji povezuje centar i novi dio grada, nekadašnji Stari aerodrom.

Adresa:
Obala Ribnice,
Cvijetin brijeg bb.
81000 Podgorica,
Crna Gora
tel: +382 20 602625
fax: +382 20 602626
e-mail: karver@t-com.me



radno vrijeme:
knjižara 9 - 20h
kafe 9 – 23 30h

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