2 - 4 June 2023

From Word to Word, From Verse to Verse I von Wort zu Wort, von Vers zu Vers

Spring Conference of the German Academy of Language and Literature in Ljubljana

The Germany-Slovenia literary dialogue has a long and varied history. In holding its Spring Conference in Ljubljana, the German Academy of Language and Literature fosters the fruitful relations between the two cultural spaces. Taking place between 2 and 4 June 2023 under the motto “From Word to Word, From Verse to Verse” (borrowed from a poem by Peter Semolič), the Spring Meeting includes various events with renowned Slovenian and German-speaking writers and scholars.

One of the thematic issues is the relationship between language, literature and identity. The Spring Meeting features readings and talks with various authors, most notably Milan Dekleva, Miljana Cunta, Terézia Mora, Jan Wagner, Uroš Zupan, Durs Grünbein and Maja Haderlap. The accompanying programme includes a poetry-party and an awards ceremony.


Deutsche Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung (German Academy for Language and Literature) is a society of writers and scholars on matters pertaining to German language and literature in the Deutsche sprachraum, or Germanosphere. Since 1951 it has awarded the Georg Büchner Prize, the most important literary prize in the German language.

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Blog written by Uršula Cetinski, CD Director General

CD Director General, Uršula Cetinski, expresses her thoughts on CD events and other affairs of current interest, of in-house and broader relevance. The blog is written in Slovenian.

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