UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) is organising a discussion with writer, poet, screenwriter, and musicologist Cvetka Bevc moderated by SSEES Slovene lector Maja Rančigaj Beneš. The evening will focus particularly on the parts of Bevc’s diverse oeuvre about or inspired by Zofka Kveder (1878—1926), a pioneering Slovene feminist and woman writer. These include Bevc’s 2022 documentary-fiction TV film Biti ženska, biti Zofka Kveder (Being a woman, Being Zofka Kveder) and the 2022 poetry collection Sled ognjenega svinčnika (The Trace of a Fiery Pencil).
Tuesday 28 November 2023 at 6pm
Masaryk Senior Common Room
16 Taviton Street, London WC1H 0BW
Cvetka Bevc (b. 1960) is a Slovene writer, poet, screenwriter, and musicologist. After completing her studies in musicology and comparative literature at the University of Ljubljana and University College Cork, she worked for Slovenian state television and the state publishing house. She is the author of over thirty books of prose and poetry, numerous radio plays as well as scripts for feature films and documentaries. Her most recent novel Ptiči (Birds) was published in 2022. She now resides in Paris.
Co-organised by the SSEES Study of Central Europe Seminar series and the Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language at the University of Ljubljana.