Games with Greta: Slovenian author in conversation with Juliet Jacques

Thursday 26th January 2017 at 7pm at Gay’s the Word Bookshop, 66 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB


Suzana Tratnik will be reading from and talking about her recent short story collection Games with Greta and Other Stories, translated by Michael Biggins, published by Dalkey Archive Press.

Suzana Tratnik is a writer, translator, publicist, and sociologist. She has published six short-story collections, two novels (My Name is Damjan and Third World), a play, and three works of non-fiction. Tratnik was one of the founders of the LGBT-rights movement in 1980s Yugoslavia and was instrumental in creating one of Eastern Europe’s most vibrant alternative cultural scenes before the fall of the Berlin Wall. In 2007 she was awarded the Prešeren Foundation Award, one of Slovenia’s most prestigious literary awards.

A free book event with support from the Slovenian Embassy in London. Doors 6.55pm. Complimentary refreshments provided.

Prešeren Evening with Aleksander Mežek on 4th February 2017

Saturday 4th February 2017 at Princess Alexandra Hall, Royal Over-Seas League, Over-Seas House, Park Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1LR.

Reception with drinks from 6.30 pm, dinner at 7.20 pm.

Aleksander Mežek, photograph by Ciril Jazec

Aleksander Mežek, photograph by Ciril Jazec

Members of the British-Slovene Society, students, and other friends of Slovenia in Britain are warmly invited to the Society’s annual Prešeren Evening.

This year’s celebration promises to be a particularly fine evening. Not only will we have one of Slovenia’s top singer-songwriters to entertain us, but we will meet in a stylish venue located in one of the best parts of London.

We have moved to the Royal Over-seas League because our previous location, the Hotel Russell, is being renovated.

The Prešeren Evening consists of a drinks reception, a three-course dinner with wine, and the concert by Aleksander Mežek.

Please note that if you become a member, you will pay less for the Prešeren Evening and your membership fee combined than if you come to the Evening as a non-member! The Society is subsidising part of the cost for members and students.

Once again, you can take part in a Tombola with prizes generously offered by supporters and sponsors.

We are looking forward to a splendid evening celebrating Slovenia’s most famous poet, and we hope you will join us.

If you wish to come, please fill in the  Application Form, send it to the address given on the form by Saturday, 28th January 2017 and make your payment. Prior reservation is essential. As capacity is restricted, places are allotted on a first-come first-served basis.