ŠUŠUR! FESTIVAL OF WORDS 2015
9 – 10. August 2015, 21.30h
Square in front of the St Mark’s Cathedral, Square in front of the St. Peter’s Church
ŠUŠUR! Festival of Words 2015 is focusing on the phenomenon of “summer readings”, romance novels and noir stories in the perception of regional and local authors of former Yugoslav countries.
In the warmest month of the year, on 9. and 10. August, ŠUŠUR! Festival brings literary treats to Korčula for the fourth time with the hot topic of Love & Mystery novels, reserving for each genre one evening of literary debate in the surroundings of the picturesque medieval old town of Korčula in Dalmatia, Croatia. During the discourse the authors will share with the audience their interpretation of the popular fiction genre.
Suspense caught between the scenic medieval buildings will accumulate on the first day of the Festival with carefully lined up writers, who will read and discuss the position of the Mystery novel genre. The audience will be welcomed by tension and action, crime and conspiracy in the readings of the following authors: Ante Tomić (HR), Želimir Periš (HR), Rumena Bužarovska (MK) and Mirjana Novaković (RS).
The second day of the ŠUŠUR! Festival, during a romantic sunset as an adequate mise-en-scène for amorous arrows of words, the audience will hear more about different personal approaches to the Love genre, from the following well-known authors: Vladimir Arsenijević (RS), Kate Mitchell (HR), Stefan Bošković (ME), Srećko Horvat (HR) and Marko Tomaš (BiH).
ŠUŠUR! Festival od riči 2015 is supported by TRADUKI and Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia.
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.