Book launch: Tracing the Unspoken by Milan Šelj, 9th January

THURSDAY 9TH JANUARY 2020 AT 7PM
GAYS THE WORD BOOKSHOP
66 Marchmont Street, London WC1N 1AB
(nearest tubes Russell Square or Euston)

Tracing the Unspoken is the English-language debut of Milan Šelj, an award-winning Slovenian poet and translator. Šelj is the author of four poetry collections and co-author of a satirical epistolary novel Spolitika. His work and translations have appeared in many anthologies. Milan lives and works in London. Joining him tonight is Harvey Vincent, a New York director, actor and teacher who has worked closely with the poet in producing this translation. Harvey lives and works in Paris.

The launch is kindly sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.

Admission is FREE. Refreshments will be served.

“In Tracing the Unspoken, Milan Šelj has compiled a ledger of obsession: by applying language to shapeless silence, the individual tries to make sense of desire. In these fragments of narrative, the tacit, the implicit, the unspoken and the unspeakable are all eventually given voice. Passion is blocked by indifference, indifference unblocked by passion. And somehow love, once put into words, survives to thrive. The process is compelling, the expression eloquent.” –Gregory Woods

Štipendijski program “ASEF Junior Fellows – Štipendije za raziskovalne obiske v Sloveniji

Ameriško-slovenska izobraževalna fundacija ASEF (https://www.asef.net) je objavila razpis za nov štipendijski program ASEF Junior Fellows – štipendije za obiske v Sloveniji ( https://www.asef.net/visiting-slovenia/ ). Gre za enoletni program, v okviru katerega izbrani študenti opravijo raziskovalno-študijsko prakso v slovenskih podjetjih in na slovenskih fakultetah, sodelujejo na raziskovalnih projektih s svojega področja delovanja in se vključujejo v razne dejavnosti, ki jih izvaja ASEF, kot so delavnice mehkih veščin, treningi javnega nastopanja, javna predavanja in pogovori z zanimivimi gosti.

Možne so prijave za področja fizike, biologije, medicine, strojništva, elektrotehnike, računalništva, matematike, ekonomije, okoljskih znanosti, glasbe, prava, lingvistike, politologije, humanistike in drugih ved. Prijave so odprte za vse študente slovenskih korenin in tiste, ki imajo izkazan interes za študijsko prakso v Sloveniji, ne glede na stopnjo in kraj študija.

Rok za prijavo je 1. februar 2020.

Prijave morajo biti oddane na spletni portal https://www.asef.net/visiting-slovenia/ . Morebitna vprašanja pošljite na info@asef.net.

Fundacija ASEF povezuje Slovence doma in po svetu. Fundacija štipendira slovenske študente in študente slovenskih korenin za 10-tedenske raziskovalno-študijske obiske v vrhunskih podjetjih in fakultetah v Sloveniji. Štipendijski programi ASEF krepijo sodelovanje in kroženje znanja med Slovenijo in preostalim svetom. ASEF nadarjenim študentom omogoča, da se osredotočijo na raziskovanje in razvijejo svoje potenciale v največji možni meri.

Vabljeni k prijavi!

Don’t forget: Christmas Carol Service on Friday 6th December 2019

The BSS warmly invites you to our annual Carol Service on Friday 6th December 2019, at 6:30 pm.

This is our regular festive get together which is held in the beautiful church of St Andrew-by-the-Wardrobe, Queen Victoria Street and St. Andrew’s Hill, City of London, EC4V 5DE.

The church, which was built by Sir Christopher Wren is a wonderful historic building and well worth a visit in its own right. Please come and join in our carol singing in English and Slovene.

Catch up with friends after the service as there will be potica (offered by the Society) and Christmas drinks (courtesy of the Embassy).

There is no charge but a collection is taken to support the work of the Barka charity in Slovenia.

Nearest underground Blackfriars. St Paul’s and Mansion House nearby.

Boris Pahor – The Man Who Saw Too Much – on BBC i-player


Last Wednesday (27 November 2019) BBC 1 showed a documentary based around a lengthy interview with Boris Pahor, a Slovene writer from Trieste, who is 106 years old and is believed to be the oldest living concentration camp survivor. He has always lived in Trieste except for a period immediately after the war.

The programme was entitled “The Man Who Saw Too Much” and the interview was conducted in Slovene, partly with English subtitles and partly with a live translation into English. It is available on BBC i-player for about the next three weeks.