Slovene literature highlight of novel lit fest

Kolkata, Jan 3 (IANS) A team of poets and writers from the central European nation of Slovenia will indulge in discussions and debates with their Bengali counterparts over a range of issues at the inaugural Sampark Literary Evenings (SLE) festival here.

From January 6 to January 9, four Slovene poets and writers will be the special guests at the festival that is intended to act as a “forum for literature, ideas and arts of writers and artists from India and the world”.

Contemporary poets Iztok Osojnik, Barbara Korun, Alenka Jovanovski, Tone Scrjancc will elaborate on Slovene literature, ecology and poetry while a clutch of Bengali poets such as Yashodhara Roy Chowdhury and Chaitali Chattopadhyay will share the stage for a session of poetic dialogues.

Launched by Alliance Francaise, Kolkata, in collaboration with Sampark and Freed, SLE will travel to Allahabad (January 11) and culminate in New Delhi (January 13-14).

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