ŠUŠUR! Festival od riči 2014
10. August 2014, 21h
In partnership with Croatian association Kulturna Akcija-KULA from Croatia and Serbian poetry collective Pesničenje, BLOCKFREI is co-organizing another edition of the literary festival ŠUŠUR! Festival od riči. This is the third year that ŠUŠUR! takes place in the heart of Korčula island in Dalmatia, where poets from the local and regional scene will present their lyrics.
Among others, the following poets will give their perfomrances: Ružica Dević, Irena Delonga Nešić, Tugomir Matić, Olja Savičević Ivančević, Darinka Krstulović, Marko Pogačar, Marko Tomaš, Jelena Vidović, Ivan Velisavljević, Višnja Janošević, Bojan Marković, Aleksandar Nikolić, Marko Aksentijević, Tamara Bijelić …
Upon completion of the poetry performance, ŠUŠUR! will be transformed into a late night party with a performance by the DJ duo Ewox and Tamarinsky until deep in the night.
More About ŠUŠUR! Festival of Words:
ŠUŠUR! Festival of Words is a literary festival conceived in 2012 by Kulturna akcija – KULA, association from Croatia, in partnership with BLOCKFREI with the aim to fill in the cultural their diaspora by using contemporary cultural production and innovative approach. (...)
The festival creates a dialogue between cultural representatives from the former Yugoslav countries, local community and wider audience. The Festival takes place every August in Korčula (Croatia) and it hosts authors from Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro as well as local authors in an attempt to offer a platform for cultural exchange and networking, including the local community as its vital part.
Every edition of the Festival is curated around a specific theme related to the life of the island (discussions about socio-political aspect of intellectual migration and nomadism, analysis of the concept of islomania, talks on traveling writings as a literary category, views on the phenomenon of “summer readings”, romance novels and noir stories through a perception of regional and local authors, etc. ) and consists of the evening literary program, readings and round table talks held in an open public space. A series of hands-on multilingual workshops (“photography workshop”, “word hunt – workshop about local dialect”, “hand made paper”, etc.) have been organized as side events, for the local audience as well as for visitors of the island of all languages and generations.
With this project, BLOCKFREI wants to contribute to the higher cooperation among civil sector in the region of former Yugoslavia and its diaspora and enable a platform for multicultural exchange. ŠUŠUR! Festival of Words so far was supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, the City of Korčula and TRADUKI.