Celebration of Slovene Cultural Day

Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Simpson Center for the Humanities
204 Communications Building - Google Map

The Slovene Society Slovenska Miza and the University of Washington Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures are organizing

THE CELEBRATION OF THE SLOVENE CULTURAL DAY

We invite you to join us on Sunday, February 8, 2015, 2:00 to 5:00 pm

The event will take place at Simpson Center for the Humanities, room CMU 204 (UW Communications building). This is the same venue as last year.

As part of a tribute to UW's 2001 Roethke poet, Tomaž Šalamun, who died at his home in Slovenia last month at the age of 73, members of the UW and wider community who admire Šalamun's work are invited to join us for this year's celebration in Seattle of Slovene Culture Day, a national holiday that we will observe on Sunday, Feb 8, beginning at 2pm in the Simpson Center for the Humanities on the UW campus.

This year we are inviting our guests to come with a favorite Šalamun poem or reminiscence and present it aloud, if they would like.  You may be interested in reading this tribute to Šalamun from the Huffington Post on December 29.  In addition to our tribute to Šalamun, this year's program will include a few other brief and engaging presentations related to Slovene visual and literary culture.

The program will also include brief presentations on Slovene visual and literary arts by UW faculty and graduate students.

The celebration will conclude with a potluck social hour.

Please RSVP to slovenska.miza@gmail.com at the latest by February 5, 2015.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

 

This celebration is made possible by the University of Washington

Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Seattle, WA in cooperation with Slovene Society Slovenska miza and generous support of Republic of Slovenia, Office for Slovenians Abroad.

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