The central theme of the Slovenian Book Days festival in Maribor, one of the most important literary events in Slovenia, will be literature and literary reflection. Interesting reflections by European authors (writers, critics, essayists, etc.) on works by Slovenian authors, with a special emphasis on authors from all ECOC towns, will interweave with reflections of Slovenian authors on European works. The book days will also include various interpretations and reinterpretations of literary themes, parodic or experimental transfer to another environment (highly rural text to an urban environment, highly autistic text to a wider environment), and different adaptations of literary canons, for example presented by street theater, stand-up comedians, or people outside literary circles. Discussion about reflections on literature in other media and responses to literature and its phantasms among people in general will also be interesting. New elements include visiting all capital towns, exchange, and a book fair. Seven days, will feature more than 50 events, with about 300 artists.
Program series: Town KeysThematic area: Heart of the town