2. International Literary-Scientific Gathering ‘Petar Kanavelić’

Korcula’s baroque poet and writer Petar Kanavelić who worked in the 17th and part of the 18th century , the poet whose name bears Korcula elementary school continues to occupy the attention of the literary public.

Organized by the Croatian writers’ society, and supported by the Ministry of Culture and the city of Korcula, 2nd International literary – scientific gathering ‘Petar Kanavelić’ is taking place in Korčula from May 20 till May 22. Days dedicated to the study of the influence of Petar Kanavelić, to the progressiveness and the impact of the literary wave to which Petar Kanavelić belonged on the literature of Macedonia, Bulgaria and other countries long after he left his creative touch and track in time with one of the most extensive and diverse literary oeuvres of the 17th century and old Croatian literature.

Curiosity related to this charismatic person and poet surrounded by many legends is a written confirmation from 1660. where the poet is charging 12 liras for a poem written for the occasion of the arrival of the general governor A. Cornaro in the town of Korcula. In fact, it is one of the oldest recorded fee payments in the history of Croatian literature.

The first day of the gathering was held in town library ‘Ivan Vidali’ where literary magazine ‘Kanavelić’ had been presented and where pupils of elementary school ‘Petar Kanavelić’ together with their teacher Lili Favro presented project ‘In Search of Korčula crests and families’, with particular reference to Petar Kanavelić and his family. What followed was the introduction of Bosnian authors and guests Goran Simić, Majda Zukić, Ante Zidrum, Dragan Mučibabić and Bulgarian poet Vanja Angelov. After the programme in library, it was time for a visit to ‘Kutak Knjiga’ bookstore (the only international bookstore on all of Croatian islands) and poetry readings in  café ‘Servantes’.

2. International Literary-Scientific Gathering ‘Petar Kanavelić’ in Town Library ‘Ivan Vidali’
Visiting International Bookstore ‘Kutak Knjiga’
Slovenian authors Petar and Mojca Andrej
Macedonian author Vasil Tocinovski
Korčula’s poet and host Srđan Duhović
How current and important is Petar Kanavelić, whose attention he occupies even today, what scientific papers have been written based on a rich body of work he left behind and how interesting is he to researchers, writers and poets outside of Croatia, one can find out in next few days as well as enjoy in the company of Croatian, Bosnian, Macedonian , Slovenian and Bulgarian writers and poets;

Saturday, 21/5/2016
11:00 – Scientific gathering – presentation of scientific papers in the City Hall of Korcula with a welcoming speech of mayor Andrija Fabris

12:00 – Promotion of Macedonian magazine for literature, culture, and art ‘ Videlo’, published by ‘NIU’, Macedonian news and publishing center from Pančevo with presenters Viktor Šećerovski and Iskra Peneva, with the participation of represented authors.

18:00 – special program by the monument on Plokata with singer-songwriter Petar Andrej and poetry reading in the open ‘ The breath of sea’

20:00 – Promotion of last year’s scientific and literary works and all participants of the event ‘Petar Kanavelić and Korčula 2015’ ( City Hall Korcula )

21:30 – Night of Poetry in ‘Cupido’ restaurant

Sunday, 22/5/2016

10:00 – Ceremony of recognition and awarding participants and sponsors of the event with a morning poetry and coffee in ‘Mystique’ restaurant

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