Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing Program is preparing for its Summer 2012 Residency in Slovenia.
(pictured above, VCFA students and faculty in 2009)
This optional 9-day Residency, based in the lovely medieval town of ̌Škofja Loka, is comprised of excursions to a number of literary and cultural sites around the country, including the capital Ljubljana, workshops, lectures, writing time as well as visits with Slovenia writers Tomaž Šalamun and Suzana Tratnik. Tomaž is one of the foremost figures of the Eastern European poetical avant-garde. His books have been translated into twenty one languages and nine of his thirty-seven books of poetry have been published in English. Suzana Tratnik, a writer, journalist, essayist and gay activist, is the co-editor of L, An Anthology of the Lesbian Movement in Slovenia, 1984-1995, and one of the organizers of the Gay/Lesbian Film Festival in Ljubljana. She is the author of two short story collections as well as a novel and has translated several books of British and American fiction and nonfiction for different publishers.