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Bookstore Karver - the 10th anniversary

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On April 12th of 2015 Bookstore Karver (www.karver.org) will celebrate its 10th anniversary. The bookstore has become the entity without which the cultural “map” of not only Montenegro, but the rest of the region of Southern-Eastern Europe, wouldn’t be the same. We are quite happy with that fact, as well as with the fact that we have had the support of the European cultural policy, from the very beginning and to a large extent. In that sense, the bookstore Karver could even be the most purposeful and fruitful project – from the very opening, the contest Bibliodissey from which the bookstore has been established, and then the support from the various programs and contests like ECF, Pro Helvetia, collaborations with embassies and cultural centers’ support from Europe and USA.

Cultural system in Montenegro will never be able to lean on the market’s policy, which is not the case in larger countries and languages with more speakers. That’s why it is so important for the officials to accentuate the “case” of the Montenegrin “cultural exception” and that this fact is to be considered when applying for funds with quality programs of EU.

 International Literary Festival Where I'm calling from Podgorica 2015, for the 7th time, develops the concept of an international multimedia festival that represents 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 works, to represent the authors and their creation in direct contact with the audience, to popularise literature and promote Montenegrin literary production in the world and region.

 The festival Where I’m calling from, Podgorica 2015 is organised by the bookstore Karver (LLC Sibila) in Podgorica.

The importance and number of authors, writers, artists, publishers from Montenegro and countries in the region, Europe and America, which were represented in five editions of festival, was most impressive. We would mention some of them: Tomaž Šalamun, Tess Gallagher, Claudio Magris, Otto Tolnai, Miljenko Jergović, Slavoj Žižek, Damir Avdić, Kenneth White, Ivana Simić Bodrožić, Vladimir Arsenijević, Vladimir Pištalo, Daniel Levers, Veronique Nahoum Grappe, Borivoj Radaković, Lordan Zafranović, Semih Kaplanoğlu, Arsen Dedić, Goran Vojnović, Jurij Hudolin, Bosiljka Pušić, Zuvdija Hodžić, Ante Tomić, Miloš Radivojević, Faruk Šehić, Božo Koprivica, Nenad Popović, Teofil Pančić, Boško Zatezalo, Olja Savičević Ivančević, Tatjana Gromača, Hayriye Ünal, Omer Erdem, Haydar Ergulen, Sreten Asanović, Ognjen Spahić, Andrej Nikolaidis, Enver Kazaz, Tanja Mravak, Balša Brković, Vladimir Vojnović, Melina Kamerić, Srećko Horvat, Igor Štiks, Andro Martinović, Milena Dravić, Svetozar Cvetković, Jurica Pavličić, Josip Osti, Lilja Dirjan, Bogumil Đuzel, Dušan Jovanović and many others.

 The organizers of the festival could be proud of the valuable publishing activities, within five festivals - 8 books were published: two books Out of corridor, Vranac - the best short story 2010 and 2011 (comprising 52 published short stories selected in the competition Vranac - the best short story); Les nouvelles - five Montenegrin authors translated into French language; Short stories- 10 stories of Montenegrin writers translated into English language and edited by Zoran Paunović; Out of corridor (2009.) - the book comprising the 25 best authors of short story from the region; Inner translation, edited by Enver Kazaz and Davor Beganović (Pištalo, Hemon, Tolnai, Šalamun, Jergović, Mehmedinović, Srbljanović). The books were co-published with VBZ, Zagreb (Croatia) and Naklada Ljevak, Zagreb (Croatia); Mirko Kovač, Malvina and other stories and Arsen Dedić, Your Tender Years.

 The festival is characteristic by its multimedia 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 (Albania), 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.

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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



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knjižara 9 - 20h
kafe 9 – 23 30h

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